Sunday, June 24, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
Lisa took my free motion quilting class at The Sewing Machine Exchange earlier this month. I love seeing student projects--and this one is terrific--love the design and the fabric with the bird is so great. Look it up! A small project like this is a perfect opportunity to practice new skills. Go quilt!
Sunday, May 27, 2018
A friend has a number of embroideries done by her mother. She gave me this one:
And asked me to make her a tote bag. I had these:
Design opportunities presented themselves, like using the waistband for a strap and adding a pocket to the inside.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
|Celeste's tree with thread painted branches|
Jane made two trees! And created a lakeside scene
Laura's tree casts a lovely shadow on the snow covered ground
Such a fun group to work with--I hope to see many more completed trees soon!
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Stacked Coins is the name of the quilt pattern we worked on in this one-day beginner's class. A day of rotary cutting, chain piecing, pressing and sewing rows to strips resulted in completed baby sized quilt tops. Everyone went home with instructions on finishing the quilts. A follow up email included links to videos and tutorials on finishing techniques, from basting to binding. I hope everyone remembers to add a label! Joyce sent me a great photo, titled: My First Quilt. She even pieced her binding out of leftover fabrics. Love it!