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
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
Back in March, the Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors along with Deb, Sue and the rest of the Tucker team got together to test a couple of new patterns, "Wish Upon and Northern Neighbors". I just finished my Northern Neighbors quilt top. I used all batik fabrics. There were hundreds of flying geese in this… Continue reading Northern Neighbors, Oh Canada!
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
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
Had a great few days in Williamsport, PA reuniting with the inaugural group of Certified http;//www.studio180design.net instructors and the Tucker team. What a great group! I can not say enough positive things about this group of instructors, Any one of them would be an asset to you shop for classes, or to your Guild meetings for lectures… Continue reading Certified Studio 180 Instructors Reunion
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
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
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