My love of quilting starts with my love of textiles. As a child in the upper Midwest, the bright colors and strong patterns in my mother’s sewing closet were a balm against long, dark, grey winters. As I grew, and left the prairie, I sought out the textile section of every art, history, and anthropology … Continue reading Asante – A finish it up Friday #quilt
Editor’s Note: Today, I am handing my blog over to my husband. He is making his first quilt. This is actually his WIP Wednesday! Ever since my wife retired, I’ve been really enjoying watching her quilting. She has always been enormously talented in her work, in her garden, and with our children. The truth is, … Continue reading WIP Wednesday- La Habana Vieja #quilt
I have had repeated problems recently with thread tension, while FMQ. During a recent quilt, featured in my last post, Finish it up Friday, I broke the thread over a dozen times. A quick online search gave many troubleshooting ideas for my Juki, which I followed, but which didn’t work. Fortunately, I live a 3 minute … Continue reading WIP Wednesday
So, last Friday, I really thought that I was going to get this thing done, screaming’ along quilting so fast, a new pattern for me from Christina Cameli’s book, a great variation on a paisley FMQ stitch, when……my thread broke. Then it broke again, repeat times 12. I pulled out all my tricks and finally … Continue reading Finish it up Friday – linking up with #CrazyMomQuilts – #Charity Quilts
I was so excited to find out that we were having another new baby in the family. Around the same we heard the news, I had thought that I might want to try my hand at FMQ with some more complex patterns, and wanted to start with a small project. Those two events coincided, and, … Continue reading A new niece, a new baby quilt! #FMQ #babyquilt
The project is for a charity quilt. I have used a very pretty piece of 1 1/2 yd cut of fabric which I had purchased quite a while ago for my stash on sale. It is whole cloth, but has a patchwork pattern to it. I added black and white borders and picked a soft … Continue reading WIP Friday trying to be a Finish it up on Friday! #Charity Quilt #FMQ
There are two techniques I have been working on, and I just so happen to be doing (almost) twin quilts, so I have been practicing on these. They are machine binding and machine appliqué. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the machine binding went with careful placement of the binding. I made my own … Continue reading WIP Wed #quilting #walkingfoot quilting # appliqué
I have a dear friend who has been ill and I wanted to do something for her to brighten up her day during medical treatments. I had seen many people who brought blankets or quilts with them to medical treatments, so that prompted me to act. This was a fun little quilt to put together. … Continue reading Comfort – a free motion lap quilt.
So, there is to be another baby in the family. This has shaped up to be a busy year for babies, and it has really helped me start to get the hang of baby quilts! I decided that I wanted to make a baby quilt for a lovely young couple in our extended family, who … Continue reading Another baby in the family!
My brother’s daughter is having her first baby. This co-incides with making my first baby quilt! I had made one hand quilted set of his ‘n hers quilts, but had not done any machine quilting. So I gathered my supplies, found a cute and simple looking pattern online, did my calculations and cut it out. It … Continue reading Candy Apple – My First Machine quilted Baby Quilt