Archives for November 2012

Losing Trust in My Dealer

The last six months I've had some issues with my Husqvarna Viking Topaz 20 that have caused me to visit my dealer more than usual. The first main issue was the uptake lever that I had … [Read more...]

Beefing Up Etsy

I haven't been very active on Etsy most of this year due to how busy I've been with other stuff. The last few weeks I've been adding items to my shop, mostly from the quilt show boutique - … [Read more...]

Bonding with Betty

I love my Singer 201-2. She pieces beautifully and her thread tension is wonderful. She's nice and quiet too! The only things I wish she had is a knee lift and a wide foot pedal but I love … [Read more...]

Easy Street – Here I come!!

I made major progress on Orca Bay over the weekend and now I'm stalled at piecing the border together. While I was cutting out triangles for the border pieces I also cut out strips for Easy … [Read more...]

Major Orca Bay Progress

I started Orca Bay last year and my progress stalled around clue #6 before it was stuck into a tray until I picked it back up a week or so ago. Since the new mystery was starting so soon I … [Read more...]

Crayon Quilt Sample & Corgi stuff

I've slowly been working on my sample for a class I'll be teaching next Spring out of this book: Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box: Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Applique. The technique is … [Read more...]

55 – The BIG Quilt show episode! Plus pegboard installation and reorganization

Big Quilt Show Update!! We're done! My purchases that I made Reorganizing Sewing studio - read the whole post here with links to items like the pegboard and hooks Lightscoop … [Read more...]

Free Pattern Friday – Minky!

Working with minky can be frustrating at times (I speak from experience) but it is a great material for baby gifts so sometimes it's a necessary evil. I also love how the fabric looks once … [Read more...]

My Fabric Picks for Easy Street

My room isn't perfect yet but I had enough space cleaned off for me to pull fabric for Easy Street - the Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt for this year. She had the very smart idea of pulling … [Read more...]

Cleaning and Purging + Lightscoop testing

I'm still cleaning out my studio and working on getting it ready for lots of UFO finishes. In the process I'm finding piles of swap blocks, class projects that are half-finished and scraps … [Read more...]