TAKE A GANDER I hope you have been enjoying the Whistle Stop Tour this week with my fellow Certified Instructors along with Deb Tucker and Studio 180 Design team. I know I have. Let me introduce myself in case you are new to my blog. I'm Gail Renna of Quilt Haven Threads. I have been… Continue reading STEAM ENGINE WHISTLE STOP TOUR
so many how do you decide what thread to quilt a project with? Do you just always use such and such? I recently saw on a FB post someone questioning why a particular thread was so good, was it worth the cost. . . then the opinions flew "I only use X, I only use… Continue reading Threads, Threads, and More Threads…
I have been super busy this year. Donna Morrell and I vended for Studio 180 Design at three quilt shows (Port St. Lucie, the Villages, and the AQS show in Daytona), and Rick (my husband) and I vended in Panama City. Then Donna and I were off to North Caroling for CI Training with Deb… Continue reading Where am I Running to?
This was such a fun project to quilt. With the LeMoyne Stars, V-blocks, and Square there was such a diversity of areas to be quilted it was just fun. My previous blog (and yes it has been a while, but life gets in the way sometimes), showed the piecing of "Trade Winds", and here I… Continue reading Quilting Trade Winds
What a stunning wall hanging Deb Tucker's "Trade Winds" pattern makes. I used richly colored batiks, and the Studio 180 tools to put this together. The Rapid Fire LeMoyne Star ruler creates stars with all your those perfect points. The 4 inch and 6 inch were used in this quilt. To make the border I… Continue reading Trade Winds
I couldn't wait to make "Signs of Autumn" Table Runner made with www.studio180design.net Wing Clipper I and Corner Beam tools. I loved the fabrics, the colors were just falling out of my stash. There were the blues, the oranges, the purples... I found the border at after I made the center, and it was perfect incorporating all… Continue reading Signs of Autumn