Archives for May 2012

Opinions Needed! Border Quandary

Well I finished adding the remaining rows to "Leftovers" tonight and I'm completely torn on whether it needs a border or not. I can see how it could benefit from one but I also think it … [Read more...]

You Get What You Pay For

A rumor has been floating around the quilting boards regarding rotary blades and how cheaply you can replace them with carpet cutting blades from Harbor Freight.  HF sells the blades for … [Read more...]

Doggie Quilt Finish!

It was finally dry enough today to hang the quilt up and take some photos.  This is a twin size quilt. Mitered borders. The back was pieced using doggie fabrics that I had on hand and some … [Read more...]

Leftovers – the quilt

I've been working on the HST units leftover from the snowball block quilt (see tutorial here).   Each block was trimmed down to 4" square. Since I'm going pretty scrappy with this and not … [Read more...]

44 – I visit Sarasota, clean my sewing room, finish a big quilt and much more

We visited Yoder's Restaurant, Alma Sue's Quilts and the Ringling Museum. Here is that "special exhibition" I talked about with the vintage quilts that I didn't care for. Photos from … [Read more...]

Free Pattern Friday – Pillows and Piping

New reader Sheryl e-mailed me this week with some great video tutorials she uses for piping and a suggestion on how to make my first pillow cover.  Her suggestions prompted me to look for … [Read more...]

On the Home stretch

The twin quilt is nearly complete. I trimmed it up last night and measured it to find out I needed an additional 40 or so inches of binding. I overcompensated just in case and added about … [Read more...]

Quilt progress, embroidery project, new page and a card game review

I finished quilting the monster quilt yesterday and now I've gotta trim and measure it to make sure I have enough binding. I hope to get the trimming done tonight and make any extra binding … [Read more...]

Jelly Roll Race Quilt Revealed!

Mom got her quilt in the mail today so I can finally reveal pictures of the finished quilt.  I think it turned out very nice! The border is fabric I had in my sewing studio and I thought it … [Read more...]

One down, one to go!

I finished my mother's quilt on Sunday and it will go out in the mail today.  Once she receives it I'll share photos! Quilting on my embroidery machine was very time consuming but it made a … [Read more...]