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I pulled several other red and white prints with a similar vibe
|Finished Size 21" x 42". I used a double layer of poly batting since it will be stored so often throughout the year.|
The following shot was photo-bombed!
Desert wildlife, can you see him?
Honest opinions sought...
Started the FMQ of my Field Guide quilt. After some prolonged pondering on the matter, decided on an overall design as the quilt itself actually looks quite busy.
Choose a fairly common design which I found in Christine Maraccini's book 'Machine Quilting Solutions' under the name of Heat Wave pattern. I think this design runs under various names.
There is really no trying out the design for a bit to see what it looks like and then maybe changing your mind (although I have done this before)...you either go for it or not. I decided ...
I traced the outline of a large wood embroidery hoop I have, overlapping the lines. A free-motioned mandala.
Then, I needed to do some feathers. 'Cause I haven't in a while. And I stitched the background with invisible thread. I like the contrast.
And the solitary time was a balm to my spirit!
This is my entry post for the Blogger Quilt Festival for the Mini Category.
In February I created a flower pillow that I wanted to share with you today.
As the pillow is about 20 inches across I am entering it in the mini category. If it was square it would be about 80 inches around.
It is a mixture of clever patchwork and lovely free motion quilting (FMQ)
The front and back are quilted differently.
For the straight lines and arches I used longarm rulers. To be able to quilt with the rulers you do need a special ruler ...read more
I've continued playing with my Westalee rulers. See here and here for previous posts.
Note I've been using the Westalee ruler foot and not the freemotion foot that comes with my sewing machine.
Trying the set of 4 feathers rulers ranging from 2" to 5".
No marking of the individual feathers is required however having a basting line or marking straight lines on either side of the feathers helps to ... read more
I am trying really hard to stick to my goal of finishing projects I have already started. And while I did venture from that goal and make some candle mats, for the most part I have stuck to my goal.
These candle mats were new projects (tsk tsk).
These dresdan plates I had orginally planned to use to make a table runner, but to get them finished I decided to just turn them into three candle mats. I made the plates back in March 2014. And now in May 2015 I can finally cross these off my list.
Here is ... read more
would never call herself a great motivator, but
she has a way of dropping Thought Bombs
that stops me in my tracks.
Neither of us are empty nesters, but it's on our
horizons. (I'm laughing because we have 11 kids
between us. Will either of us ever be?) But we are
mentally preparing for the next season of our lives,
and it comes up in our conversations a lot. I know
many of you who visit Pink ...
It's Friday again - are you ready to get your whoop whoop on? I know I am, but first of all, let's take care of some business, and see who won last Friday's Fabrics N Quilts giveaway! Little Miss Random picked...
Surprise Mystery Quilt
It seems like this quilt took days and days and days, but the reality is that it only took about 9 hours. I only get about an hour or two a day to quilt so that's why it felt like it took forever. I downloaded an app on my phone called Task Timer and timed the whole process, which I have never done before, and I was surprised to find this quilt took 9 hours, start to finish and 2 hours of that time was spent hand sewing on the binding and hanging sleeve.
#ad Celebrate Mom this weekend ... read more
This week's theme is: QAYG: Quilt As You Go
Tämä on se tikkausharjoitukseni, josta aiemmin vilautin pari vihjekuvaa. Oppilaani oli tehnyt avian mahtavan pohjatyön, ja uskalsi ehdottaa sitä minulle harjoituskappaleeksi tikkauskoneeseen! Tilkkupinta syntyi kuulema kolmessa viikossa, kun hän sai uuden ompelukoneen (Berninan), ja sen kanssa kaikki alkoi sujua kuin tanssi.
In my latest Craftsy blog post, I’ve made a list of 6 things to look for when considering purchasing a domestic sewing machine for machine quilting. My favorite feature is the extra wide throat space my Bernina has, which makes it much easier to “squish and smoosh” my quilts as I go.
Closeup of my String of Pearls Quilt in progress
Filed under: Tutorials Tagged: blogging, Craftsy, FMQ, machine quilting read more