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March 26, 2023
It's about time!............ from Exuberant Color






I finished this quilt top 7 years ago and it has been waiting in line too long.  I had chosen the backing a couple years ago and had cut the batting too, anticipating its turn for finishing.


It got trimmed last night and I'm ready to choose binding.  I love the backing fabric, one of the Liberty fabric collections which had Kaffe doing the colorations.  I have enough of it for binding but I'm going to look for other candidates too.

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March 25, 2023
Know Your Moxie Bobbin Winder from Essie's Quilts

We recently learned about the standard Handi Quilter bobbin winder, now it’s time to get to know the Moxie bobbin winder. Some things are the same, but just like Moxie, it’s a little different too.  If you missed the previous post you can read it here. Please note: if you are outside of the US, you probably received a different bobbin winder with your Moxie machine. Please refer to your Handi Quilter retailer where you purchased your machine for help in using your bobbin winder. For my Australian friends, there is a video from Handcrafters House. Watch it ...

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Know Your Moxie Bobbin Winder from Gwen's Quilts

We recently learned about the standard Handi Quilter bobbin winder, now it’s time to get to know the Moxie bobbin winder. Some things are the same, but just like Moxie, it’s a little different too.  If you missed the previous post you can read it here. Please note: if you are outside of the US, you probably received a different bobbin winder with your Moxie machine. Please refer to your Handi Quilter retailer where you purchased your machine for help in using your bobbin winder. For my Australian friends, there is a video from Handcrafters House. Watch it ...

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March 22, 2023
The Favor... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

I am spending the day machine quilting... 


I work on a Handi Quilter Sweet Sixteen






This isn't my quilt...

I am doing this machine quilting as a favor.






The maker of this quilt top chose the fabrics

from my fabric cupboard,

then asked me to cut it into squares...





She put the squares up on the design wall

and arranged them to her liking...





She sat down at her sewing machine

and stitched the squares together.





I helped her measure for the borders.

I cut them and she stitched on the borders 

and completed the quilt top.

Christmas Break ...

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March 19, 2023
Invitation from Terificreations's Weblog

Good morning Good friends! It is a quilting day for sure! I hosted an impromptu Instagram Live that I’m sharing here with you. Below this I’m also adding the information for the Quilters Color Mixer on Creative Spark. The Quilters Color Mixer is Thursday March 30 beginning at 9 am Pacific, 10 Mountain, 11 Central,… Continue reading Invitation

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March 18, 2023
Quilt-a-long Selecting Fabric and Cutting from Gwen's Quilts

Have you started on your Seeing Stars quilt-a-long quilt? It’s not too late! This month (March) we are selecting fabric and cutting. I will share my progress and thoughts as we go. My friend Pam is also going to quilt along and I’ll share her approach as well.

Selecting Fabrics

My Choices

Since this quilt is mostly scrappy, I started with a fat quarter pack from my stash that was very “well-aged”.  It gave me a start on my color palette. Then I added in some additional fat quarters for more variety.

I wanted to follow the hack ...

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Quilt-a-long Selecting Fabric and Cutting from Essie's Quilts

Have you started on your Seeing Stars quilt-a-long quilt? It’s not too late! This month (March) we are selecting fabric and cutting. I will share my progress and thoughts as we go. My friend Pam is also going to quilt along and I’ll share her approach as well.

Selecting Fabrics

My Choices

Since this quilt is mostly scrappy, I started with a fat quarter pack from my stash that was very “well-aged”.  It gave me a start on my color palette. Then I added in some additional fat quarters for more variety.

I wanted to follow the hack ...

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New Video: Teaching Events & Bonus Tips from Christa Quilts

As promised, I’m trying to release more video tutorials so you can have something to watch or listen to while you sew! In my latest chat, which runs about 15 minutes, I go in depth about my teaching schedule for the rest of 2023, plus I get a little philosophical about why I do what I do. Click play below to watch and enjoy!

Click here for my complete teaching schedule

Click here to view my Craftsy Class: Startup Library Quilting
Clcik here to view my Craftsy Class: The Quilter’s Path
Click here to view my Craftsy Class ...

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March 17, 2023
A little green for St. Patrick's Day............ from Exuberant Color


Before I can hang a finished quilt on the design wall for its portrait I need to use the lint roller.  I don't want a lot of threads on the back of a finished quilt.




I think this is the only quilt with this much green in all of my shelves of quilts.  I love green but haven't made an all green quilt for many years.  This one will have to do for the Irish celebration.  It is 50" x 70",  Kaffe collective and Martha Negley fabrics in the top, quilted in a wavy crosshatch with yellow variegated ...

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March 16, 2023
My Project Quilting 14.6 Entry: Conquer Your Fear (of failure) with art quilts from Mulberry Patch Quilts

This week Project Quilting Season 14 (2023) has as their very last challenge: Conquer Your Fear

They say in their post, “if you only do what’s safe and comfy, you’ll stagnate and grow soft.” I agree. You need to push your boundaries from time to time … and get out of your comfort zone.

As you probably know, the challenge is to make a quilted object (any size) from start to finish in one week using the challenge title as your inspiration. And post a photo at their website before the deadline.

So, after pondering all the fears that ...

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March 14, 2023
Horse Table Runner... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

On Mondays I spend the day stitching

with the Harlan Valley Quilters...


This has been my Monday project:


Horse Table Runner...





The top is completed...





Auditioning quilting threads...





The machine quilting is done...





the table runner is ready for a binding...





The binding is done and it is ready

to go on our kitchen table...




This was fast and fun !


CLICK HERE to view my table runners


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts




May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


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15 blocks............. from Exuberant Color


Six more blocks were added yesterday and I can't tell you which ones they are.  I keep moving them around so I don't have 2 with the same center fabric next to each other.  I need to cut some more of the 6.5" squares.  It looks like I might end up with 24 blocks, a 4 x 6 layout.  The blocks will finish at 12".


Here are 3 more groups matched and ready to sew.  I have to find some fabric with blue in it for the centers of some of the rest.





I had this quilt ...

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March 11, 2023
Know Your Bobbin Winder from Gwen's Quilts

Starting with a well wound bobbin is essential for good results when quilting. That’s why you need to know how to operate your Handi Quilter bobbin winder. It’s a great machine that will provide you with perfect bobbins every time, when you get it set up correctly. Handi Quilter offers 2 types of bobbin winder, one that comes exclusively with the Moxie machine and the other comes with all other HQ longarm machines. We will start with the standard bobbin winder.

 

 

First, download and READ the manual. You can find it here. Scroll down til you get to ...

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Know Your Bobbin Winder from Essie's Quilts

Starting with a well wound bobbin is essential for good results when quilting. That’s why you need to know how to operate your Handi Quilter bobbin winder. It’s a great machine that will provide you with perfect bobbins every time, when you get it set up correctly. Handi Quilter offers 2 types of bobbin winder, one that comes exclusively with the Moxie machine and the other comes with all other HQ longarm machines. We will start with the standard bobbin winder.

 

 

First, download and READ the manual. You can find it here. Scroll down til you get to ...

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March 6, 2023
The Adventures of Brownwyn E part 2 from Terificreations's Weblog

To say I was eager to jump into the hands of the mail delivery person would be an understatement. The first time I traveled it was freezing cold. This time the temps like a beautiful spring evening, you know where you might need a light sweater. We didn’t head right for the post office this… Continue reading The Adventures of Brownwyn E part 2

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March 4, 2023
Handi Quilter’s First Quilt-A-Long from Essie's Quilts

Have you ever joined a quilt-a-long? Now is your chance to try one on for size. Handi Quilter’s first quilt-a-long is just starting and it’s FREE!

 

The Videos

The last Tuesday of each month we will premier a video with hints, tips and techniques you can use to create your Seeing Stars quilt. Noon Mountain time (11am Pacific time, 1pm Central time, and 2pm Eastern time in the US) is when the videos will premier. If you are outside of those time zones, you can figure out when to watch here.  If you can’t watch live, you ...

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Handi Quilter’s First Quilt-A-Long from Gwen's Quilts

Have you ever joined a quilt-a-long? Now is your chance to try one on for size. Handi Quilter’s first quilt-a-long is just starting and it’s FREE!

 

The Videos

The last Tuesday of each month we will premier a video with hints, tips and techniques you can use to create your Seeing Stars quilt. Noon Mountain time (11am Pacific time, 1pm Central time, and 2pm Eastern time in the US) is when the videos will premier. If you are outside of those time zones, you can figure out when to watch here.  If you can’t watch live, you ...

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February 25, 2023
Spring Quilt Show – Are you ready? from Gwen's Quilts

The Spring Quilt show season is gearing up. This weekend alone has 3 major shows just in the southeast US. QuiltCon in Atlanta, GA; AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach; Fl, and the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA.

Quilters are ready to get out and go. We start looking for that next project, with happy spring color after a long cold winter. A quilt show is the ideal place for getting inspiration, buying supplies and learning new techniques. Chances are you’ll find a show in your neck of the woods during the next few months. Here’s a handy ...

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Spring Quilt Show – Are you ready? from Essie's Quilts

The Spring Quilt show season is gearing up. This weekend alone has 3 major shows just in the southeast US. QuiltCon in Atlanta, GA; AQS QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach; Fl, and the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA.

Quilters are ready to get out and go. We start looking for that next project, with happy spring color after a long cold winter. A quilt show is the ideal place for getting inspiration, buying supplies and learning new techniques. Chances are you’ll find a show in your neck of the woods during the next few months. Here’s a handy ...

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February 9, 2023
Binding................. from Exuberant Color


Binding was cut and sewn on yesterday.  Last night I hand stitched one side.







I loaded the baby 16 patch quilt on the longarm and quilted it yesterday afternoon.





I chose loops for the quilting on this one.  Pink So Fine 30wt on top and a pre-wound pink bobbin.  The batting is Hobbs 80/20.





This vintage Kaffe Fassett fabric was chosen for the binding.









It looks good with both sides of the quilt.









I sewed the binding on and hand sewed a short distance so I could take a photo.  I have plenty of hand sewing to do tonight ...

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