It's been a busy summer for me. I have plenty of my own projects to work on, and I have been lucky to have a few client pieces as well, along with my fairly regular stream of tops for Quilts of Valor. The best way to learn how to use my longarm machine is … Continue reading Longarm Quilting – August, September
I decided to make a pillow to continue my experiment mixing non-traditional fabrics in my piecing. This time I used quilter's cottons, minky, faux fur, and leather. This is a Dog in a Sweater from Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Franson. Leather is by far the most difficult to piece with. I can't pin it perpendicular … Continue reading Another Dog in a Sweater
A few weeks back my Mom let me know her duvet was falling apart, and she would like me to fix it. I'll do anything for my mom. So, she ordered fabric for the front and back, and sent the whole shebang down to me for quilting. She requested I use my Gammill Design Center … Continue reading Spirograph Quilting!
I like to collect washi tape. I use it, too, although not with scrap booking or journaling. Occasionally a piece makes it into my planner, but I don't usually bother with that. No, I collect it, and sometimes go through my collection and pet it. It's so cute. Once in a blue moon my son … Continue reading Washi Tape Quilting
I get stressed out when I have a lot of partially finished projects and planned projects piling up. To help myself feel organized and productive, I decided to work on a Dogs in Sweaters quilt, pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. I chose to work on it "full time" until it was done, so I can have a … Continue reading Dogs in Sweaters
I haven't been posting much, but I have been busy in my studio this week. I tested some patterns for Joanne at Unicorn Harts. You can find her patterns on Craftsy. Her patterns are beautiful, and come together very nicely. These ones are Leader of the Pack and Barmy Bear. They should be available … Continue reading Busy, busy
After my recent class using a longarm machine, I went home and told my husband how positive the experience had been. I also shared how I felt I could actually run a successful business out of the home if I had my very own longarm. His response? "Get one." Huh. I spent the next week … Continue reading Introducing Darla