Meet Anne! I talk all about my purchasing decision and what I love about my new Pfaff Powerquilter. A little bit about the classes I’ve been teaching I did an interview with Stephanie from Modern Sewciety! More “Ask anything” questions answered and what I’ve been up to
A bit about Sashiko and why I love it My teaching season has started! First class done, several more to go. Corgi Fairytale news! Keyfobs in the hoop Playing with leather My coneflower class and thread sketching used as quilting Participating in a Kimberly Einmo Craftsy workshop – a new mystery quilt with new Robert Kaufman metallic fabric Creating a wedding guest memory quilt – my design process Sod replacement drama More “ask anything” questions answered!
A thread painting workshop with Nancy Prince Corgi Fairytale gets shipped off. A final note (warning) about using the bleach gel pens. Creating a free motion quilting class – musings from a teaching perspective Feedback from the “so you want to sell a quilt” post More answers from the recent Rafflecopter giveaway “ask anything” prompt And some photos from Nancy’s workshop: Nancy’s Samples (these are referenced in the podcast) My Samples and Workshop Photos
Problem solving time! Bleeding and what to do about it on white fabric Quite a bit of stashing going on New computer Review of the Tinkertote Craftsy class and my finished tote – plus some things I’ll be changing on my next one Pricing a quilt for sale Book reviews - Liberty Love and Sew! Bamboo Tablet Create More HOA woes I answer some questions from the recent giveaway “Ask Anything” prompt
You can see my recent finishes here Copyright Articles (good food for thought): http://www.tabberone.com/Trademarks/CopyrightLaw/Quilting/Quilting.shtml http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/2012/03/copyright-terrorism.html There are many, many traditional blocks that are now in the public domain, which means their copyright has expired. If a block was published before 1923 it is in the public domain and can be used freely. There are other specific rules, but 1923 is a good date to remember. Check Barbara Brackman’s book,“Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns” or its companion software, Blockbase(through Electric Quilt), or “The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns” by Jinny Beyer for more information about original publication dates for specific blocks. Excerpt via – Piecemeal Quilts For Electric Quilt users you should read their copyright information article See my fabric storage...
Everything you wanted to know about my Corgi Fairytale quilt and more Print your social media photos quick and easy! Sewing space update The Fear of Failure and how it plays into quilting Site migration Sew South 2014
I created a handy-dandy flowchart for you to use when you have a UFO you don’t quite know what to do with Where do I fit in the World of Quilting? Trying out the Quiltsmart Lonestar kit Taught two classes, one completely new – what I learned Birthday gifts! Quilt basting – Origins Pinwheel Quilt A new finish – Quiltsmart midi bag using Riley Blake Chevrons New stuff at the Quilt Bear The Iris Quilt comes home Quilting at a friends house – A Girl in Paradise Here’s the TED talk I mentioned in the podcast regarding the 5 most common regrets on peoples deathbeds and how to add 10 years to your lifespan:
A breakdown of precuts - worth the money? Let’s do some math! Here’s the Google Spreadsheet Link if you want to use it. Furniture refurb finished – what I learned New pegboard mounted – thread and ruler stash reorganized Some teeny paper piecing – new long-term project for my overflowing scrap bin Creative Grids rulers – what’s so great about them? I’ll tell you! New tutorial! Pineapple pincushion I make some iron caddys Splurging for my birthday – a new sewing chair! Basil’s latest knee problem
Episode 67 Show notes: The website got an overhaul this last week Playing around in Electric Quilt Pixel Lattice – first pattern for sale! The design process for that. Selling patterns on Craftsy – why you should! Testing out some new crayons for my sea creature class sample Gone with the Wind fabric collection New iTunes Reviews and a podcast mention Basil’s latest knee adventure Machine Embroidery quilting designs on Etsy Are you a quilty or crafty blogger? Become a Craftsy Affiliate
Origins Pinwheel Top is Finished – design process for border Moving the quilting corner Another Fat Quarter Shop grab bag - see me unbox it here Finishing Nostalgia Corgi keyfobs and filled designs Sewing photo challenge on Instagram Recent shopping adventures (Gone with the Wind fabric/blu-ray), Totoro Flag for boston Pressing foot tip! Shelf liner New facebook covers and plans to update the website. – Get your own free templates here Some custom Etsy order work Tampa Modern Quilt Guild sew day Money saving tip: teflon oven liner - use it instead of the Supreme Slider!
I’m using a new Clip It Up system to organize my fat quarters and pieces of fabric smaller than 1/2 yard. Pincushions in the hoop Class previews Grommets, buttonholes on Kismet, a new Midi Bag Owl Stuffies Meeting a longtime blog/podcast follower at a quiltshop Rainbows End New fabric obsession – text prints New podcast from across the pond – Bashful, British Quilter Podcast Finish – Riley Blake quilt
My poor Honda Element gets some work done after breaking down the morning of my last podcast interview Joined the Aurifil thread club! First magazine publication Nostalgia quilt top is finished Quilt hanging options Owl keyfob in the hoop Redoing some old furniture We meet Patrick Stewart and attend Megacon along with the TNG Panel New Thimble and I attend Sew Expo in Lakeland Work award New camera! The Bonnie Hunter patchwork Seam Guide Bernie’s Famous! Quilting and ripping out stitches on the Riley Blake panel. Troubleshooting quilting problems. Teaching a new class and prep for that
An interview that has been in the works for a while! This is a very fun and informative interview with modern quilter Elizabeth Dackson of “Don’t Call Me Betsy“ blog and pattern shop. Links from “Housekeeping items” section: Xero Shoes – minimalist running sandals Quilters Health Challenge on Twitter – Hashtag #QHC Zombies! Run! App and if you’re not quite a runner yet (like me) the Couch to 5k Zombies, Run App trainer My Madrona Road Challenge Quilt From Elizabeth’s Interview: Lucky Stars Block of the Month Club – $15 for the year Don’t Call Me Betsy Flickr Group The Modern Quilt Guild Elizabeth teaches classes at Inspire! Quilt Shop – Plant City, Florida Elizabeth’s sewing...
Thank you Ruth for your generosity! Also thank you Connie and Jaye for the mail this week. I got published! Taught my first quilting class Iris quilt gets a binding finally Designing for Madrona Road Chain of Stars Mystery Quilt Cruise was relaxing Download any old episode of the podcast here (iTunes will only show the latest 40 episodes right now).
Prepping for my cruise that’s coming up in less than a week! More involved than I’d like but I’ll make it. I’ve spent the last few days working on some tank top dresses and really had fun learning about making skirts. Exploring my serger has been really fun too! I’ll update you on the latest with my Viking Topaz 20. Hotfix crystal fun and making a folding clutch purse Rearranged the quilting corner a bit and shared photos of the new layout I went to Video Games Live! The one and only time I’ll probably get my husband to go to the symphony. I met Mary Jo from The Quilt Bear!
I’m gonna unload about Husqvarna Viking in this episode so be prepared. New Projects (and a few finishes): Cruise Tote Baby Bibs Iris Quilt almost finished Nostalgia honeybun quilt Folding purse Modern Quilt Guild Meeting Madrona road challenge Fat Quarter Shop 12 lb Scrap Grab Bag
I’ve been doing lots of quilting on Kismet! Oh how I love her IDT foot. Leftovers DONE First embroidered Minkee project More crayon melting fun Holiday Houses & Class Preview Cruise is closer and closer! 2013 goals Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset w/ Microphone review Flush and Sparkle toilet cleaning system review Being Water Dual Flush Assembly Lucky Stars BOM Flickr Group for Lucky Stars Easy Street Stalled Website now optimized for mobile browsing Buying vintage machines on Ebay- a few recommendations Sew Classic Blog – comprehensive reviews and manuals for vintage machines so you know what to look for. iTunes Reviews from Oz!
Here are the links and photos about some of the things we talk about in the interview. Barb Smith this is the song you were looking for: Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key - Little Blue Egg – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer. This is my favorite rendition of the song out of all of the ones that I’ve heard. Berry Mallow Yam Bake Recipe - We use mini marshmallows instead of large ones like the recipe calls for. I think they work better! Wewahitchka, Florida – Wikipedia
My breaking point with the Topaz 20 is reached Speaking to my Pfaff dealer I find out there is a used Pfaff Creative 2.0 in my price range I research the features and find it’s got extras my Topaz doesn’t have Debating what to do and how to convince DH this is the right move to make Bringing Kismet home Topaz drama continues
Prepping a sample for the crayon melting class Major Orca Bay progress The Topaz 20 has issues We have our first EasyStreet hangout! EasyStreet progress Betty and I have some bonding time Etsy gets some exercise The December Modern Quilt Guild meeting Photos edited for the pinball festival Thanksgiving was survived and a recipe trial success Crockpot Creamed Corn Recipe I attend a Star Trek show in Theaters
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 – DSLR attachment for light bounce for indoor photography (see bottom of the linked post for test shots and link to purchase) Wizard of Oz pinball (go to 1:14 in the video to see the pinball table and hear about the features)
Custom zipper cases – owls! More quilt show prep Label for viewer’s choice basket ballots Bowls, bowls, bowls A bowl gets purchased before it leaves my studio! Reorganizing my thread storage Pegboard Hooks Hook set for various tools Painting a pegboard My todo list once the quilt show is over Winner of the Thanksgiving Aurifil thread giveaway announced – a survivor of Hurricane Sandy Bonnie Hunter’s new Mystery Quilt teaser post with yardage requirement Had a yummy dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant and tried something new A new cleaning toy! The Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop I’m getting organized around the house Tattoo contemplation continued Pinball festival – photography! The Color Run
Some fun with craft shows Custom price board Display ideas E-reader case in the hoop Getting closer to quilt show and what I have left to do Bali pop quilt makes it home! I finish a little owl quilt for my office Bowls galore Argo movie review Michael’s Coupon Policy explained (Michaels Coupon Policy July 2012 PDF) Tip for keyrings – Use a staple remover to hold the keyring open while you add items to it Fabric Purchases Odds and Ends by Cosmo Cricket – Label Scraps Panel Sugar Rush by Dan Morris Tattoos – call in with your tattoo ideas and stories if you already have a tattoo (quilting and non-quilting related) Call in to the...
I spent a few weeks of September getting things made for vending at a pet event – didn’t really work out. New plan in action! Two finishes! Quilt show prep #quilterWeddings – I share my wedding story (this inspired by the #quilterweddings photo share that went viral on twitter) A new tutorial and my process coming up with that little pouch Some fabric purchases Product review – Seam fix seam ripper and Bear Thread applique pressing sheet Fitness update Some apps I’m using to track walking distance and weight training reps/progress GymPact RunKeeper Gym Hero My first “quilting by check” experience with my fabulous longarmer Joanne Lendaro of Insanely Cheap Quilting A rant about sewing...
I visited two quilt shops in Sarasota Sew Worth It tried a new longarm at Expert Sewing Center Bought a few panels, pattern for hubby New purse! Went thrifting with a friend and got a few things Upcoming craft show prep Call ins from the contest contest winner announcement – congrats Connie G. of Boise, Idaho! Batting deal of a lifetime Embroidery design fun – in the hoop Five Star Fonts Zip Case post Quilting all sorts of stuff Baby panel Batik JRR quilt Leftovers scrap quilt Book signing with Kimberly Einmo Funny bryon story involving Ritz crackers Book I’m reading and related documentary – Dance with the Devil memoir by David Bagby and Dear Zachary...
My first big milestone has been reached – 50 episodes! I look back at the last 50 episodes and what I fondly remember the most. Some of my favorites that you should listen to if you haven’t already: Episode 36 with Kimberly Einmo – she’s a precut genius and has tons of tips for quilters that love to use precuts Episode 43 with listener Tracy who talks about purchasing a longarm and how she decided what brand to get Episode 33 the very first mom interview! Episode 42 where I answered listener call in and write in questions Episode 08 where I talk about my cruise to the Western Caribbean I add borders to two quilts...
I embroidered a tank top with Rainbow Brite to wear to Gamewarp in Orlando! Had a blast. The Ravenous Pig was fabulous as always. I caught up on all my swaps and finished the last fabric flowers for the quilt show rosettes. I shared a border quandry on Facebook and get to the finish line on a pretty old UFO quilt top Bernie has to visit the vet I join the battle against the CPSC regarding magnet sales The Purple Thang and why I love it so much Rotating cutting mat – why I think it’s a must for every sewing room Aurora – An American Experience in Quilt, Community and Craft - Master storyteller Jane Kirkpatrick...
Quilting Book review - String Fling by Bonnie Hunter I can see said the blind man (I’m getting glasses) TV Tray Portable Pressing table made Sew day with Tampa Modern Quilt Guild Digging myself out Upcoming game convention Fabric flowers galore! Art Tracer Lightbox 10″ x 12″ String block swap update The trial of the ruffler Movie review – Safety Not Guaranteed New Summer handbag 40,000 stitches later Recent kitchen find: Collapsible dry measuring cups!
I visit Quilting by the Bay in Panama City, Florida (see photos here) My first trip to Hobby Lobby New camera lens! Basil travels with me Progress on Orca Bay Two new Jelly Roll Race quilts (see photos here) Arrow table insert arrives, issue with bobbin case cover now. Excited about the Modern Quilt Guild launch Podcast weigh in Some photos of my childhood:
Episode 46 shownotes: The epic saga of assembling the Arrow Bertha cabinet String blocks for the upcoming swaps and a time-saving tip I visited a new guild (Tampa Modern Quilt Guild) Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy blog fame Ann of A Girl in Paradise blog fame Kona Cotton color card Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild EZ dresden challenge Getting my mojo back and reorganizing my sewing room Lifestyle changes and I get honest about food My Fitness Pal – free online calorie counter and exercise tracking tool Runkeeper I’m taking a trip – what questions do you have for Mom Interview 2.0 ?? A few more book reviews on Hugh Howey novels First Shift –...