I get so excited in those “ah ha” moments which I had just the other day. I had a quilt hanging over the kitchen banister. It was one I recently quilted and had tried all kinds of new ruler and free motion designs to the point of overdoing it a bit. That’s not what caught… Continue reading It’s the Value that Counts
Do you ever start your quilting thinking I will just keep this simple and then…. It’s always a process for me. I start with a simple idea, but it just doesn’t look finished and so
This past week, I have been at Houston Quilt Festival. It was like being in a candy shop with no self restraint. Oh, the treasures I bought. One of my favorite booths was The Quilter’s Apothecary with Jamie Wallen. I have watched Jamie’s videos and have wondered if I would use his rulers. He was… Continue reading Houston Quilt Festival
Last Friday and Saturday I enjoyed being with the Prattville Piecemakers Guild in Alabama. They were a very sweet,fun group of excellent quilters. We started out on Friday night with supper with a few of the ladies from the Guild. They made me feel right at home. Afterwards, we went to a church where I… Continue reading Trunk Show with Prattville Piecemakers
How do you square up your quilt after you have quilted it? After spending lots of time making sure my quilt is square when I am piecing once I quilt it I find it has pulled up in areas and is no longer square. Before I put on my binding I wet my quilt… Continue reading How Do You Square Up a Quilt?
While teaching a class on the Studio 180 Doubly Charmed pattern my curiously got the best of me. I wanted to know what would happen if I put the blocks on point instead of straight rows as the pattern calls for. This was the result. I also made the border corner beams smaller and added… Continue reading A Little Twist on Doubly Charmed Corner Beam
Super excited today to see one of my quilts in Deb Tucker’s book, “Hunter’s Star Hidden Treasures”. This goes back to our Certification with Studio 180. As part of our training Deb had us take the Hunter’s Star block, and start playing with them. The first design I came up with was “Crowning Around”, but… Continue reading Feathered Frenzy in "Hidden Treasures"