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...]

Rainbow Insomnia – quilting finished!!

I finished the quilting on Rainbow Insomnia last night.  I was going to wait until I put the binding on to show a final photo of the result but I just couldn't wait any longer! Here is … [Read more...]

Quilting With My Embroidery Machine

I'm quilting Rainbow Insomnia right now and I wanted to add some fancier stitches in the corners and the triangles surrounding the center star. So last night I thought, "Well it's now or … [Read more...]

Distractions & A Bargello Quilt Along Plan

Wednesday night, after coming home from a dinner with the hubs, I went into my sewing room and looked at The Butterfly Quilt on my sewing machine waiting for some more quilting to be done on … [Read more...]

The Top You’re Scared to Quilt

I recently experienced that fear I think all quilters run into... you finish a top and you don't know how you should quilt it. You stare at the top for a while. Then you have an idea as to … [Read more...]

Moving On

On Saturday I spent five hours at the quilt shop working on the longarm and finishing my last three Christmas commission quilts.  I was so glad to have those done! I had a few issues with … [Read more...]

27 – Needle and thread, “The Modern Garden” gets finished and I practice feathers galore!

Sketched Freeform Feathers If you missed my post on finishing "The Modern Garden" go take a look! Tons of pics. Follow me on Instagram! (Free iPhone app to share fun photos you can … [Read more...]

The Modern Garden Revealed

I put the finishing touches on The Modern Garden quilt today.  It is my guild challenge quilt that I'm entering into this years contest.  We were provided two ugly fabrics and allowed to use … [Read more...]

26 – Tech difficulties! I take a class, Book review, Quilt Guild Update, Challenge Quilt Design!

In no particular order: My plan for episode 26 didn't work out so this is my second attempt at it.  You can go see my UFO exploration slideshow if you want to listen to that! I took … [Read more...]

25 – Trips, Finishes, Longarm Issues, and more

Thank you commenters, twitters and e-mailers! I finished Hot Mess! Started a new job We took a long roadtrip to a few places in Florida (see my photos HERE) Tallahassee St. … [Read more...]