Quilting is my passion! I have been a quilter for over 20 years and a quilt instructor, quilt designer and pattern writer for over 7 years. My dream of earning a living with quilting came true when I joined the Connecting Threads staff in July, 2011. I love my job! Everyday, when I come to work, I am surrounded by quilts and creative, fun people. I design and write patterns for quilts and quilted projects, re-color, update, edit and archive patterns, help with new fabric collections, write tutorials and sew projects. Soon I will be leaping into the 21st century when I learn how to blog!
My tastes in quilting are eclectic. I enjoy many styles of fabric and quilting techniques. Most of my quilts are scrappy. I especially like to design, make and teach quilts that involve experimenting with the interplay of color values and have secondary patterns in the design.
I’ve been blessed with a supportive husband and two great children (a teenage son and college-age daughter) who tolerate appearing in public with me despite the inevitable thread on my clothes.
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, paper piecing, machine quilting, crazy quilting, general sewing
Join my new Quilt Along, Perfect Points! Starting Tuesday Feb. 28th.
Recently, I have been decorating a guest bedroom for foreign exchange students with a series of projects in a neutral palette. I recently wrote about a modern Yo-Yo wall hanging I completed. To read about the construction and see the finished project, please click…
For the stuffing, I don't think it needs to be 100% cotton, On the last piece I did, I used cotton acrylic blend, worked fine. If you're able to find knitting cotton no. 8 should work fine, even if it's blended with acrylic. I've seen sites where they sell 100% acrylic for stuffing boutis. It's about the thickness of the cottton, knowing that when you stuff the cotton is double, so if you can only find a thinner cotton, cut 2 lengths, put them together in a needle or use the lasso method, & then they will be doubled to go into the motifs & tunnels. My boutis with the dragonfly, I used a grey yarn. Hope this helps.
Thankyou Ann for your kind comments on my boutis. The boutis of Dec. 2012 (the last one I did) is about 30 inch square & it took me 6 months, working on it daily to complete. It isn't difficult, but it can be time consuming depending on how detailed the pattern is!! I didn't use baptiste as I didn't have any on hand when I decided to do it, so I just used a light weight cotton. I haven't used roving, (had to look it up to see what it was lol). On this one I used a cotton wool. On another small project I used wool.
Hope to see your finished project when you get around to doing it!
than I will wait till noon to look at Part 3 since I live on est. time I should be in in the shower so I can go to bed the time is to:54 est. I need to get up at 7: 30 am.. Maybe tomorrow night I will finishes fussy cutting and cut rest of fabric one.
I have my pieces cut and sewn. The emails are not necessary. So to not get them I will join to make comments, then back-out since clicking on not following does not seem to work, then checking it at my setting I still got emails-60 of them.
Ann, Please go on my page to see my blocks,,I did it last time with the pictures,but I forgot how to do it again. theya re the ones with the lady bugs in them! let me know how they are..I am learning so much from them..thanks, ~ Joanna