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October 18, 2021
Feathered LeMoyne Star from Quilting and More...

Ta-da! It’s done!

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October 12, 2021
Adding quilting from Quilting and More...

Wow! I just realized that it’s been almost a month since I’ve posted anything! Good thing I don’t really have a schedule, right?

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August 19, 2021
Dragonfly Playground from Quilting and More...

The latest quilt is now finished! I had such a good time quilting this one, especially since I wasn’t constantly fighting the weight as I moved it around under my Bernina, thanks to my new suspension system. The background fabric is a white-on-white fabric with happily flitting dragonflies, which is where I got the name […]

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August 1, 2021
New quilting tool from Quilting and More...

One of the most difficult things about quilting on a domestic machine is managing the bulk and weight of the quilt. For some time now, I’ve been looking at a couple of tools that claim to help hold the weight to make quilting easier and less tiring. One of those tools requires floor space, which […]

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April 26, 2021
Homecoming quilt from Quilting and More...

It’s finished! Yay! Homecoming is a design from Lo & Behold Stitchery. I’d previously made another of the designs from this site, and the technique is interesting; different strips are combined in varying combinations and then cut into blocks of various sizes and shapes. It’s not always obvious where you’re going as you’re making the blocks, […]

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July 26, 2020
Finished class sample from Quilting and More...

In my last post, I showed a small trapunto project I’d done in the series of online classes I’m taking. The next part was rouleau loops, so I’ve added those to the trapunto piece to finish it off. I’m not a huge fan of beige and only used this fabric because I had it on […]

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July 24, 2020
Quilting Book Review from Becca's Crazy Projects

It isn't often I add another book to my collection. It is even more rare for me to write a review about one of those books. Today I want to tell you about Step-by-Step Texture Quilting: 65 New Free-Motion & Walking-Foot Designs (affiliate link) by Christina Cameli. I first heard of Christina Cameli when I was still active on Craftsy and Bluprint. There I watched a couple of her classes and enjoyed both. I recently received a little nudge from Sam Hunter of Hunter Design Studio either via social media or from her subscriber list. I looked up this book ...

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July 20, 2020
Further steps … from Quilting and More...

I’ve mentioned before that I’m doing a series of classes — given by one of my favorite teachers, Philippa Naylor — online. Class #8 was a couple of methods of doing trapunto. I used some boring beige fabric I happened to have in the right size for this, thinking I’d jazz it up with a […]

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Star Struck from Becca's Crazy Projects

I picked up this panel by Anthology Fabrics a couple years ago at a quilt show. It has been waiting around in my collection for me to get up the nerve to quilt it. Since I completed my Dream Big panel I figured I had enough confidence to give it a go.
While I complete expected variance from the package print, I did not expect it to be this different. Granted, it didn't change that I was going to quilt it, it was just kind of surprising how much my panel did not match the package photo.
I decided ...

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June 26, 2020
Interwoven from Quilting and More...

It’s done! Oops — *almost* done; I still need to make and add the label, but the quilting and the binding are finished.

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June 12, 2020
Playing with the quilting from Quilting and More...

I haven’t posted anything about my Interwoven quilt in quite some time. I don’t even remember when exactly I finished putting the top together, but then I set it aside during our stay-at-home order; I just couldn’t get motivated to begin quilting it. However, I’ve now given myself a kick in the pants and begun, […]

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June 3, 2020
Dream Big from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 2

Last week I shared the first part of my Dream Big panel. Above, the order I used for the thread changes. I love that I have so many colors of So Fine! from Superior Threads. Options are good.
As I worked each petal I would decide what to do with the next. I looked at panels quilted by other people and realized I really went middle-of-the-road with the quilting. So many others did some pretty intense quilting. My quilting is light in comparison to some. 
I worked on it for several hours but I had to quit for ...

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May 27, 2020
Dream Big from Becca's Crazy Projects

Part 1

I've had this Dream Big panel for a while. I picked it up because it seemed everyone was doing it.
I found a piece of leftover backing fabric that was wide enough to user and I picked my threads. I wanted to blend the thread with the petals so I pulled seven different thread colors. 
I used a double layer of batting and basted the entire panel before beginning. I don't usually baste, finding I get a better result without basting. 
I started in the middle. 
If you look at all the different versions of this ...

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December 29, 2019
Swirly Whirly from Quilting and More...

And … it’s done! I had originally envisioned doing swirling feathers in all of the colored areas, but that was an impossible task. The bulk created by all of those tiny seams just meant that my free motion foot kept getting hung up; it’s rather difficult to do smooth curves and even stitches when the […]

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November 22, 2019
Fear of Freemotion – Quilting the Leaf Panel from From My Carolina Home

I’ve been wanting to do one of these digital panels for some time, and found a leaf one a few weeks ago. I thought this would be a great panel to do for the season.  But with Autumn Jubilee starting, it wasn’t time to tackle that project.  I promised we’d get to it in November.  So, here we are.

Free Motion Quilting at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I loaded it on the longarm, but the leaves are arranged in such a way that you could do this on a domestic machine without a lot of trouble.  It is only 46-inches square.  I used wool batting ...

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November 7, 2019
A tip from Quilting and More...

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I absolutely agonize over which quilting designs I’m going to use on a quilt. In the past, I’ve begun a motif, only to decide that it simply doesn’t work on that particular area, and then I’ve had to pick it all out. Ugh. However, I took a class […]

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October 19, 2019
Echoes from Quilting and More...

I know it’s been a long time, but I’ve finally finished the quilt I’ve had in the works for some time. It sort of went onto the back burner for a while when I needed to rework my main website, but it’s finally finished and will be gifted to a very generous friend in a […]

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April 2, 2019
2018 – Delectable Yellow from Lotus Cove Quilting

I just realized that I hadn’t posted on this blog about the quilt I made last summer for my daughter, who is now a junior at SUNY Geneseo, majoring in Art History. The school’s colors are blue and white, so it doesn’t completely match.

Long enough for her dorm bed, this was made from indigoes and yellows from my stash, using a modified Delectable Mountains block and free motion quilted on a longarm. While I hoped to make a dent in the dark blues, my stash is still blue-heavy.
2018 Delectable Yellow
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 3
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 2
2018 Delectable Yellow detail 1
This was before I bought my longarm, so ...

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May 24, 2017
The Year Without Quilting from DreamWeaver's Quilts Quilt Epiphany Blog

I didn’t plan it really. It just happened. I stopped quilting. And it was good. Really good. I spent January and February of 2015 designing and stitching like a maniac, making a couple of art quilts to submit to a juried exhibit. I didn’t expect that they would be accepted, so I wasn’t surprised to … Continue reading The Year Without Quilting

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