Monday, April 30, 2012


Here is one of 6 table runners I have quilted all from the same pattern. However I did quilt different designs on each one. I used Patsy Thompson's DVD that the Hubbs got me for Christmas for the quilting ideas. I even managed to get the bindings on 3 of them over the weekend.

This is the back of a jacket I am making for myself in between other projects so it won't be getting finished for a while. I just put on a batting and a solid color fabric on my longarm, drew the jacket pattern on and quilted away. I really like how it is turning out so far.!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Teeny wholecloth

I have always want to do a wholecloth quilt but it is so intimadating or so I thought.  I found this quilt along with Leah and she provides the pattern so that is half of the problem solved. Thanks Leah!!  She made it easy with a small 17" square wallhanging. I used black Kona cotton for the top and a RA twister embroidery thread, a layer of Hobbs 80/20 topped off with a layer of poly to add some dimension to the feathers. I absolutely love how it came out.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I just gotta say I really like my ditch quilting foot. I sewed the binding onto the front of the quilt, pressed it out and turned it to the back of the quilt, then with a matching thread just let the little finger ride in the ditch while you sew and...

here is what the back of the binding looks like. See how nicely it caught it.  Makes the whole
binding process so quick!
And then the totally
finished table runner.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A finish!

I finished this wall hanging yesterday. I attacked this one a little differently than I would usually do. The background was pieced, then I quilted it on my longarm, Hobbs 80/20 batting, glide thread from Fil-Tech (love this thread!). Notice the ghosted in leaves. Then I appliqued the leaves on using wonder under and zig zagged. I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

Here is a closeup of the quilting.

And this was my inspiration!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I have been meaning to post the progress of the purses, I now have 9 totally done. Two more to go for this batch, but that will be a few more days before I finish them. These are from a pattern I made up. They are for sale if anyone is interested. They will also go out to craft sales this fall.

Today I decided I would join this New York Beauty Quilt Along. I am late in starting so I have some catching up to do, LOL  However I did complete these 2 blocks today. I have always wanted to do a small NYB but just never took the time. This will be a wallhanging when done. They are paper pieced so that part is perfect but sewing to the solid pieces is a bit trickier, I thought it worked well as I was doing it, but they didn't measure a perfect 8.5" when done. I am using reproduction prints.