Happy New Year. I have finished my first quilt for the new years. This started with an idea by my niece to use her daughter's crib bedding to make a t-shirt quilt. I got a little carried away and created this quilt instead. My first large quilt that I machine quilted on a domestic machine. I learned many lessons. It has been washed and only needed to repair a few places where the quilting thread popped. Off to my next adventure.…Continue
I have been enjoying making baby quilts from a book, "Story Time", by Kim Gaddy. I have been waiting for the right baby and he finally arrived in May. This is my first applique. I am a hand quilter so it is needle turn applique and hand quilted. I am very thankful for You Tube. Every time I got stuck with the applique process, there was a video. Great resource.
This quilt was a lot of fun and I know it is going to a good home.…Continue
I just finished a baby quilt for my nephew. The baby is due in June so first time I'm ahead of schedule. We've nicknamed the baby Mojo for now, although my Mom calls him Ned.
This little quilt was a series of mistakes. I wanted to do a snails trail pattern with set of fat quarters my mother had given me several years ago. Sometimes I read the pattern and sometimes I don't. This time I just jumped in. Note to self, a 17" block is a big block. Of course, it didn't really click…Continue
I have a confession to make. I really don't like piecing by machine. It might be a control issues. I like to work on complicated blocks and I find I have more control when I piece by hand. It might be a time issue. I have a very demanding job with a heavy travel schedule. Hand piecing is a portal project that can go with me even on the plane. (and yes - you can take small scissors on the plane. I use a small pair of counted cross stitch scissors with a rounded tip. It's perfect for…Continue