My new hydraulic lift is awesome. It allows me to quilt at just the right height, whatever, that happens to be for the quilting I'm doing. With just the push of a button I can set a new height. It has helped me visually see what I am quilting. Definitely recommend. Yesterday I put on… Continue reading Refreshing the Longarm
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?
My husband is putting a hydraulic lift on my quilting machine for which I am one thankful lady. So while my machine is tied up I decided to go ahead and quilt my one and only "mini" I made. I used Studio 180 Design's Love Link Pattern and the Wing Clipper tool to make 1/2" x… Continue reading Love Links and Polka Dots a Good Combination
So when do you start a new project? I have six quilts in the wings waiting to be quilted, and at least ten partially pieced quilts needing finishing. I promised myself I was going to catch up, but all it took was a poke from a student " Are you going to teach "Lemoyne Trails?"… Continue reading More Fabric Please
So the quilt top is done, now what? I have my bag of tricks, multiple designs, some I have learned by some great quilt instructors, other designs I have created by doodling. I have picked up some quilting designs looking at architecture, tiles or antique plates or trays. I've seen new designs in someone… Continue reading The Quilt Top is Finished, Now What?
It takes a lot to get me to stop quilting to organize my quilting space, let alone my home. A few months ago Hurricane Hermaine came through causing a lot of damage as trees fell down on neighborhood homes. We were very fortunate to not have any real damage. We did, however, lose power for three… Continue reading Hurricanes, Puppies, and a Drippy Sink
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
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
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
Loving the name of this quilt. I now have the borders on and the backing ready to go. Just have to get the quilting ideas in my head. This quilt used the Split Rec and the Wing Clipper tools from Studio 180 Design. While finishing up this quilt I couldn't wait to go ahead and… Continue reading Wish Upon and Sea Glass