Look at this gorgeous fabric I got to work with this week! Deb Tucker's Twilight Chic line from Island Batik is just gorgeous! They go so well together making any project look great. You will definitely want to ask your local quilt shop for this fabric for your next project. … Continue reading Prism in Twilight Chic
Love Links and Polka Dots a Good Combination
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
More Fabric Please
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
The Quilt Top is Finished, Now What?
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?
Hurricanes, Puppies, and a Drippy Sink
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
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
Sea Glass – the finishing
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
Wish Upon and Sea Glass
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
The first quilter I knew was my grandmother. She and my grandfather had lake cottages in Northern Wisconsin. The antique brass and wooden beds were covered with my grandmother's quilts. I spent every summer there swimming and fishing in the lake, warming by a fire, eating my grandmother's wonderful German food, and snuggling down… Continue reading Quilt Beginnings