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"
I started quilting a feathers today on batik red and a solid red fabric knowing every stitch would show. I wanted more control then I was getting. I considered using a ruler to get a perfect spine for my feathers, but then I have to use a hopping foot, and I can,t see as well… Continue reading Quilting Feathers Using a Rice Bag
This week I started Studio 180’s pattern Deep in the Heart. It’s a Lone Star surrounded with LeMoyne Stars, that Deb Tucker designed to go with Marie Bostwick’s book “Between Heaven and Texas“. If you haven’t read Marie’s books warning – Once you start you won’t put them down. Organization is a… Continue reading Lone Star? I’m Not Afraid Anymore.
So what happened with those side pieces cut off the corner beam blocks in Doubly Charmed? They were used to make V-blocks for this complimentary quilt. To the V-blocks you add Square Squared blocks and one other simple block made with a strip pieced technique. This is a fun very quick quilt. These… Continue reading The Double of Doubly Charmed.