While teaching a class on the Studio 180 Doubly Charmed pattern my curiously got the best of me. I wanted to know what would happen if I put the blocks on point instead of straight rows as the pattern calls for. This was the result. I also made the border corner beams smaller and added… Continue reading A Little Twist on Doubly Charmed Corner Beam
I have been working on "Doubly Charmed", a Studio 180 pattern that uses the Corner Beam tool. The corner beams are made with 5 inch squares so it's a great way to use a Charm Pack or some of your stash. When you cut away the sides of your corner beam you set them aside… Continue reading Doubly Charmed
Isla has been given her quilt and she looks great in it. I hope she will enjoy it for many years to come, and that the dog will leave it alone. The quilt was made with the Hunter's Star tool from Studio 180 Designs. It allows you to make thatstar just a little bigger… Continue reading Isla was Given Her Quilt
I've not wanted to share the Hunter's Star quilt I made until little Isla arrived. Her family did not want to know the sex of their fourth child. Having always known this time they wanted the surprise factor. However, the way my niece announced her pregnancy was toe text me while I was at a… Continue reading Isla Mae Has Arrived
SEA GLASS Finished "Sea Glass" today. I quilted it with a pantograph that included seahorses, conch shells, star fish, and fish with bubbles. The pantograph was a good way to learn to quilt the designs, but I didn't like losing control of where the designs landed on the quilt. I am also opposed to the… Continue reading Sea Glass – the finishing
What to quilt and what thread do I use? Looking over my newest quilt "Crowning Around," I saw great open areas for quilting some feathers. Quilting feathers is probably my favorite quilting design so not a hard decision there. I copied my quilt pattern onto some freezer paper which I covered with plexiglass and using… Continue reading What To Quilt and What Threads Do I Use?
Had a great time at the Manusco International Quilt Show in West Palm Beach with Anita Chaisty of Magic Cat Quilts. Met some great people who loved the Studio 180 tools and some who were new to http://www.studio180design.net/. We demonstrated both the fundamental tools and the LeMoyne and Hunter's Stars. We had all the teaching boards… Continue reading Manusco Quilt Show West Palm Beach