Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
f you fiold the paper on the line and trim before you stitch, it makes it so much easier to line up the next fabric piece.
Fold paper on line between 1 and 2.
Place fabric on back of paper.
Fold paper back and trim 1/4' away.
Place fabric 2 right sides together with 1.
I hope this makes sense.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Right abut the time I decided I needed to take some time off to strengthen my back, we accepted an offer on our home. I spent several weeks packing and then we stored most of our belongings and moved just the bare necessities to a rental home. Since I don't have access to my longarm yet, I've been filling my days with other activities. I have really felt a huge hole in my days without my Innova and had to readjust my life.
I have lived here in this community for 30 years, and never taken the time to hike to the peak. This was the view I enjoyed yesterday,
Friday, September 19, 2014
My daughter, Christina, made this awesome quilt over two years ago and I just made time to quilt it. This will be the last quilt for awhile.
Just about the time I decided that I needed to take a break from customer quilting...to strengthen my back, to stop and smell the roses, we got an offer on our home. Funny how things happen in life? I will be storing my machine until I find a permanent home in Montana near our daughters. I will be traveling between Montana and California for a couple years since my husband is still working, and still really enjoying his job. In the meantime, our grands are just getting older and I want to be near them ASAP.
Okay, so on with the quilt! I decided to make this a free motion quilt sampler, doing a different design in each row. Since it's my daughter's and it won't be shown ( mostly because I rushed through it and it's not show worthy) I really played around with it. Thanks for stopping by!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
YAmazingly this was my first time quilting one of these beauties.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
I just love a blue quilt, don't you? Cathy made this cute one.
I've gotten to the end of my customer quilts, I just need to finish posting about them. I'm taking a much needed break for a few weeks.
Friday, September 5, 2014
My friend asked me to finish this quilt. It was made 25+ years ago by her stepmother for her daughter. Her stepmother couldn't finish it, and felt really bad, and asked my friend if she could find someone to hand quilt it. No luck there, but I was able to finish it for her. It was a fun challenge. I wanted it to look very similar to her hand quilting, and it needed to copy her motifs exactly.
I think this is the tiniest set of feathers I have ever done. The quilt was about 70% done! I just needed to do three of the blocks! sashing around them! and the feathers around the outside.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Joanie picked up this grandmothers flower garden, GFG, top at a thrift store so she could rescue it. I gave it a sweet panto, Daisy Delight, by Hermione Agee. I think it finished up beautifully.
This top is 100% hand pieced. The backing looks like a vintage sheet, but it's new fabric. Perfect!
Friday, August 22, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
It is always an honor to quilt one of these quilts.
Home of the Brave quilts are replicas of Civil War blankets, and they must be this pattern, and this size, but with varying fabrics. The coordinator of the Kern, Orange, and San Diego counties lives right here in my town, so I am privileged to do a couple of these quilts each year. I hope to do more in the future.
If you are reading this and you are current or former military, I want to sincerely thank you for your service to our country.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Joanie made this Hugs and Kisses or Xs and Os quilt at our mystery quilt night. She doesn't like it, but I think it came out really neat,
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
This little gem belongs to Donna, for her newest grandbaby. I believe she said these were Moda fabrics. Really cute! This was a new panto for me, Flora by Lorien Quilting. I've purchased so many new pantos lately that I cannot remember their names!