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July 27, 2017
Collage Quilting Collaboration with Laura Coia from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Yes, it's time for a new collaboration, this time with Laura Coia, a fellow YouTube Creator and online sewing and quilting instructor! Click Here to learn more about Laura in our podcast episode from yesterday.


A few weeks ago Laura sent me this awesome quilt block filled with funky, free form appliques. She pieced and appliqued the block and shared a helpful tutorial right here.

Now it's my turn to quilt the block and add extra texture to the surface. I admit, I went a little thread crazy on this quilt as I added eight different designs in ...

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July 26, 2017
Design Decision or Just Plain ‘Ole Procrastination? from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I’m working on a new banner for my sewing room! First, I stabilized around the center squares.  Next, I stitched in the ditch around all of the letters. Then it was time to tackle the borders. The … Continue reading

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July 25, 2017
The Open Leaf with Spiral-Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Today we are going to review one of the earliest motifs offered here at The Inbox Jaunt–it is a “fan favorite”–The Open leaf with Spiral. Last week we looked at Four Secrets to Better Spirals HERE This … Continue reading

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July 24, 2017
Teaching Workshops - Calico Cupboard from Daphne Greig

Calico Cupboard (quilt shop in Victoria) has moved to a new location and has a great teaching space. I was invited by Diane to teach a few workshops in June and July.  


There are now 23 local quilters who have CONFIDENCE with Free Motion Quilting. This workshop was on the schedule once and more and more quilters kept asking me to schedule more sessions. I taught the class 3 times!  

It is on the schedule for the Fall too. The full fall class schedule will be available in a few weeks. 

The other workshop requested was Shattered Crystals, a pattern ...

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July 23, 2017
Sunday Stitching from Tim Quilts

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July 21, 2017
How to Machine Quilt Pinstripes, #483 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's Friday and time for a new machine quilting design. Today I'm adding Pinstripes to the Quilting Design Gallery because this super simple design has quickly become one of my favorites!


I know, I know, you're probably thinking "that's only straight lines!" but please don't discount a quilting design just because it looks simple. Pinstripes is a terrific design to add elegant texture to your quilts, and it's very fast to quilt. See what I mean in this new video:


Would you like to learn how to quilt Pinstripes on a real quilt? Learn ...

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July 20, 2017
Beaching {Amanda's Mini} from Little Bunny Quilts

Like many of you, my sister Amanda is doing the block of the week associated with the Quilter's Planner this year. She has lots of neat blocks that she has made and she has made a few that she wanted to turn into mini quilts instead of being part of a larger quilt.

I volunteered to free motion quilt one of them for her, this is a block from a month or so back:


The lady-suit is fussy cutting perfection, guys. Like nearly perfect down to the thread level. Instead of quilting it with a filler, I outlined all ...

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July 19, 2017
Customer Quilt Collection from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Phew, customer quilts are fantastic! I love that each quilt is so different and poses different quilting challenges & ideas. Thankfully, the work flow has been steady here at ReannaLily Quilts. I...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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July 14, 2017
Machine Quilting Bean Sprouts, Design #482 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Gosh it's hot! It's definitely feeling like July today so I plan to spend some time in the pool soaking up the sun. It also seems like a great day to stitch a new quilting design so I created Bean Sprouts:


This funky, flowing quilting design starts with a very simple Dew Drop shape. Basically a wiggly line with two tear drops on the end. Then just echo quilt around it multiple times until you get bored and move on to quilt another shape.

See how this design is quilted in this new video:



Are you looking for ...

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July 12, 2017
Tulip: The Movie! from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! I’m a movie star!  Well…at least my hands are… Tulip Time is appearing at The BERNINA USA Facebook Theater! Read the movie synopsis on page 104 of Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 HERE The plot was first revealed … Continue reading

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Another Free Motion Workshop Project from Sew Karen-ly Created...

A lovely completed project from my "Free Motion Quilting For The Absolutely Terrified" workshop in Paradise, NS. This was stitched by Frances Veinot, who certainly added lots of artistic flair to her background. Way to go, Frances!

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Free motion quilting my scrappy HST quilt from Northern Deb Quilts

My HST quilt top is basted. Time to get it quilted.

I picked a soft pink/peach fabric for the backing...it's quiet enough that it won't fight with all the design on the front.



The white thread and swirls aren't very visible on the front....
But they show up on the back.


It's about 3/4 of the way done...probably going to take a few day to complete. My back gets really tired if I try to do too much in one day. AND it's hot out...not the time of year to ...

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July 11, 2017
Motivational Monday! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

How is your list of projects coming along? I have to confess that despite prepping a couple of those monthly UFOs and taking them to the retreat, I didn't work on them. Yikes!  That means I better start buckling down soon or I will be miles behind!

And I keep "panicking" thinking about a project that isn't on my deadline list. Then I check - oh yes - it's already there. I did end up with another very urgent project yesterday that has to be done by next week. Thankfully it's not big. I had complete option to ...

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Fiesta Fun – A Whole Cloth Baby Quilt from Needle and Foot

I have such a bright, cheerful quilt to share with you!  This is the second time I have made a whole cloth baby quilt for a customer. The first time was last fall, when I did the elephant quilt.  Check it out here for the details. I very much enjoy making these. This quilt was a simple project because there is no piecing involved. My customer really loved the Mexican Dress fabric from Art Gallery Fabric’s Fiesta Fun line. This is actually the second time I have used this fabric line in a baby quilt.  The first time was ...

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July 10, 2017
Quilting the Triple Tulip Flower Block from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Last week we learned how to piece the Triple Tulip Flower Block and this week I'm quilting it with a combination of feathers, Pebbling, and a ruler guided grid design. I love this quilting design!

How to piece and quilt a flower quilt block

Quilting this block is a little time consuming, but it's absolutely worth it because of the beautiful texture and designs we're adding to the block. Take your time with each section and follow the video to learn how to move through the block with the least number of thread breaks:

Click Here to find the pattern for the Triple Tulip Flower Block ...

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Clover Sunshine Sampler {Finished Quilt} from Little Bunny Quilts

This quilt was a very long term WIP -- started in 2014 as part of my QCQAL -- the top was finally constructed in 2015, and I finally have it quilted and finished! Hooray!


Most of the blocks used in this quilt were featured as tutorials on my blog in Summer 2014. You can get them in downloadable form on Craftsy here. Many of the other blocks have easy to find tutorials and patterns in other places.


I talked a little about starting to quilt this quilt here, and wanted to add a few more notes in this finish post. The further ...

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July 9, 2017
On Summer's Wings from Stitchin' Therapy



I got the small topper completed with borders that I shared earlier.  It was easily pinned and ready to quilt.  I originally thought I would use a basic meandering motif on this.










   Yesterday was a good day to spend at Hot Legs, just quilting away.  But....that's not meandering!  The buttery yellow that I used for the center squares just cried for something other than a meander.   So, the muscle memory took over and the plumify-- originally from LuAnn Kessi's blog--- motif emerged.  I really usually call this "butterfly wings".    It just seemed to fit.




  This motif is ...

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July 8, 2017
Vintage Hand-Embroidered Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

One of my most recent longarm quilting customers brought a hand-embroidered large quilt. You have to see the gorgeous work! My customer’s mother had stitched 30 identical blocks exquisitely....

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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Quilting with Juki I became a Juki educator in January. Before... from Living Water Quilter











Quilting with Juki

I became a Juki educator in January. Before becoming an educator, I owned a Juki TL 2200 QVP sit-down long arm.

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I love everything about the 2200SD! I had another sit down and when I tested the Juki 2200SD at a quilt show, I knew I had to have it.

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After a year of getting to know the 2200SD and starting to teach at Juki events I was anxious to get familiar with more Juki machines. So, recently, my studio received some new Juki guests!  The Juki TL 2200 QVP mini straight stitch machine, the MO-1000 serger ...

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Chickadee Whole cloth Quilt....Progress from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full



We are in the third hay field today...



The pink foxgloves are in full bloom...






We have nearly 300 round bales so far...






In the background is the goat barn...






I was able to slip away from the hay fields 

in the late afternoon...






I ran right into the Thread Shed

and jumped on the Sweet 16...

The Chickadee Whole cloth Quilt 

is waiting for me!






I am using MicroQuilter Thread in the needle.


These super fine threads are working 

beautifully on this satin fabric.





Here is a BEFORE photo of the quilt...






Here is ...

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