Archives for April 2012

How to quilt using your embroidery machine

This is a basic tutorial for simple quilting in the hoop without marking your quilt top.  It is good practice if you ever want to move on to doing special designs in specific shapes, blocks … [Read more...]

Free Pattern Friday – Serger Quilts

With my new serger in the house I've been looking for ways to incorporate it when I make quilts and I've found a few nice patterns to serge up quick quilts. The 6 hour quilt is all done … [Read more...]

41 – Juanita Yeager, Swap Blocks, Leftovers, New Toy

I attended a lecture and workshop with Juanita Yeager, art quilter. What a great experience! I worked on my blocks for the Scrappy Trip Around the World swap Playing with some leftovers … [Read more...]

Border Anxiety and Weekend Finishes

So I finished stitching all my blocks together on the snowball quilt late Saturday evening. It's always nice when good movies are on the premium channels so you can get lots done without … [Read more...]

Block placement and a label

Last night I did some multitasking! I stitched out a quilt label for one of my blog followers and while that was going on the Topaz 20 I took my blocks for my commission quilt and started … [Read more...]

Goings on

I had the full intention of publishing the next podcast episode on Sunday but things just didn't turn out like I thought they would. I recorded on my laptop and the recordings came out … [Read more...]

Another embroidery design sale!

I had to take advantage of another sale that Embroidery Library is having right now! There are some other designs I had on my wish list that were more than $1 so I was happy to see … [Read more...]

Commission progress!

I fit in about an hour of sewing time last night and stitched out some of my new designs! The test stitch out went so well I started embroidering my blocks. Here is my Labradoodle test … [Read more...]

What’s on my plate

After a long day of driving back and forth from Easter lunch on Sunday I got home and vegged out on the couch watching some movies and stuff while trimming away at my snowball block … [Read more...]

2nd Quarter Finish-along Goals

I managed to get one thing off my UFO list last quarter but I had some unexpected commissions come in and various other quilt guild things that kind of kept me overwhelmed.  Not to mention … [Read more...]