Well, it is over for another year! But for me, this was my first Shop Hop! And I can't wait for next year. I was fortunate enough to have my cousin, Leanne (who is a veteran shop hopper) and her daughter, Stacey (first shop hop as well) to go along with.
We all live pretty much in the middle of the west side of the state of Washington, so we hit…Continue
Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday out on Barbara's lovely covered patio.
Brenda had finished quilting her Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Her's the front:
And the back:
Kit from Ebay sent to me by friend Barbara I added the borders with stash fabric...I'm thinking I'll add another border and some rainbow prairie points... 6-26-11Continue
I have just stumbled onto a site that shows an animated picture of how a sewing machine works. It is fascinating to watch...and watch...and watch....lol. The link is on my blog - it is the first thing to come up.
Also - there were so many people interested in the video of the Jelly Roll 1600 race, I am putting my blog link here, again, for that. Just…Continue
Added by Karen Stenback on June 27, 2011 at 6:01am — No Comments
BEST of Show - A lady from Germany. Lots of metallic threads and many, many beads. Very contemporary.
Another BEST of Show - very traditional
Added by Katie Mlnarik on June 26, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments
What can one say about this quilt festival. The quilts were outstanding and up to the superior standards and expectations of the crowd. It was beyond my capabilities but what I hope to strive for in my creativity. Had classes with Pam Druhen - Vermont Window, http://pameladruhen.com/other2
Sue Nickels machine quilting essentials, http://www.sue-nickels.com/index.php
my quilt group has a quilt exhibition next weekend and as the newest member, I have felt a little pressurized by the other ladies' productivity. But it seems that this has been catching and opening new horizons.
The quilt you see on the picture above is VERY atypical compared to my usual work, but it was GREAT FUN to do something else for a…Continue
I am having a little giveaway of I-spy squares on my blog if anybody likes to do I-spy quilts.
It ends on the 30th of June.
Added by Nancy on June 26, 2011 at 6:07am — No Comments
I too experienced breaking threads with my Janome 6600P until I found out through Connecting Threads ( where I had purchased a great deal of cotton thread ) that the twist on their thread does not work in Janome machines! I was so grateful to have an answer to my very frustrating problem. There may well be other threads out there that have the wrong twist as well but Presencia, Gutermann & Madeira threads work just fine in Janome…Continue
thank you for the imput on machine choices.
I am not hooked on any particulare make of machine, I just want one that works.
I saw a demonstration on the Baby lock pro today and they did mention that in order to do free motion on my grace I needed a special needle. I did like the way the machine worked, and I will mention the issue with flannel.
As for the bernie? I will check out the machine. Research is the key. thank you both for your…Continue
Added by Pamela Voisine on June 25, 2011 at 5:11pm — No Comments
I was just wondering when I would receive my first SS block? I'm very anxiously waiting to get my first block.
A friend mentioned to me the quilt Jelly Roll 1600 pattern, so I went online and found it, and have posted information for it on my blog at wordpress. ( I am not sure how to do that on this site, yet, so have posted it there.) It has the link to the quilt shop where it originated. The shop had a race to see who could finish the quilt top the fastest. Watching the video is great fun - and the winning quilter finished her top in 35 minutes. Great way to make a fast quilt, lol!…Continue
A friend of mine is a new quilter. She was sent a link for a build your own quilting frame for your own sewing machine either 10 foot or 12 foot wide. I watched the video on the link and I don't know if I'd recommend anyone to invest in the make your own or the readymade models. Is there anyone out there who has a "convert your own machine to a quilting machine model" who likes it and uses it. I have heard of some who don't like them as the space for quilting is only a few inches and gets…Continue
While not quilt related, at least not yet but will be in the future, I just received a wonderful phone call that I just had to share. I am now a published author! The book should be here within 7-10 days for me to review and make sure everything is right and then it will be released and sold through Borders, Amazon, available as an E-Book and, for now, available in local book stores. It's called Musings and Short Stories and the picture on the cover is one that I took this past…Continue
I would like some input as to what type of sewing machine I should get for my grace. Right now I am using a Janome Memory Craft 6600p. It just seems like it can't keep pace with the speed I need to maintian while I am quilting. The thread keeps breaking and it skips stiches.
I have been looking at the janome 1600, but it has it's own problems as well. Does anyone know anything about the JUKI TL-2010Q? For that matter have any ideas on how or what can…Continue
I was surfing on the internet and came across the cutest pin cushion. You can go to my blog at
to see what it looks like and to get the link for directions so you can create your own. You'll love it.
Also, on my blog are some of the newest designs I have done along with some of my…Continue