Here is the quilt I’m currently working on and will be showing you step by step how to make. I don’t have a name for it yet, but it will be a quilt for a baby boy eventually.
A little background: several months ago before I had my youngest son, I was readying his [...]
It’s not a sewing room, but it’ll do.
I recently helped a friend find a used sewing machine to get her started in the hobby of sewing & quilting. And being a friend, I wanted to make sure the machine was in good working order before we went through with the sale. [...]
After finishing the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt, I treated myself to a new project. Now, this new project was one I had been looking forward to making for quite some time. In fact, I used the promise of starting a new project as motivation for finishing the large previous project.
I washed up my fabric [...]
Here’s a fun one for you:
My customer wanted a custom quilt to give to her brother and new sister-in-law as a wedding gift. The family just loves their dogs and my customer wanted to include pictures of the dogs belonging to her, her brother and her sister-in-law. She liked the look and style of [...]
Here’s an update on the blocks I posted last week. I have half of the quilting done on this project. I knew the cream fabric would be a great opportunity for fancy quilting – and lucky me – my customer gave me free reign!
I found this design in the book Infinite Feathers [...]
Sorry about the untimely posting to the blog the last few days, people. I’m trying to adjust to life that includes cleaning every day and blogging has been pushed aside temporarily. Progress on my house is still going well, I have a few positive anecdotes to share about my "new" house, but I’ll do that [...]
By the time most of you will be reading this, my friend Leslie will already have delivered her twins! But as of time of publishing, she has yet to be induced. Her other labors have been super-fast and easy (like, enough to make us normal women gag) so her doctor is expecting the twins to [...]
I have started the next quilt project on my customer list. I’m still not done with the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt; I am done with the quilting, though, a that’s a relief, it took a loooong time. I’m in the process of hand binding it now, and that could take a while, too – I’ve [...]
One tricky thing about choosing fabrics and using them in a quilt is working with value. Not color, mind you, but the saturation of color making value light, medium, dark, and every range in between.
The quilt in the following pictures is the one I made for my nephew Jackson, he was born in February [...]
Quilters love using continuous curve quilting as an easy, effective, and aesthetically pleasing way to quilt within patchwork shapes without having to mark lines. It’s similar to how hand quilters would use outline quilting to quilt 1/4" inside a patchwork shape. For machine quilting that would mean a lot of starts and stops and we [...]