Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quilting with your Walking Foot





Before I ventured into free motion quilting, I quilted all quilts with a walking foot, but it was simple let's get it done kinda quilting.

So, I was thrilled when Craftsy.com offered a class to kick it up a notch!

I am having fun and learning a lot in Jacquie Gering's class Creative Quilting With Your Walking Foot 

 



Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Curved Piecing



I am taking Ann Petersen's class, Playing with Curves. She has great tips for the paper piecing the sun rays and how to successfully piece gentle curves. Have you tried curved piecing?  What is your favorite technique for paper piecing and curves?


Sunday, April 27, 2014

Domestic Machine Ruler Work






Fine Line Quilters rulers by Accents in Design are not just for longarm quilters, but designed for the home domestic sewing machine users too.















Here are a few sample quilt sandwiches that show just the beginning of what can be created with their rulers.












There is a detailed post on the rulers on my official blog livinh20.tumblr.com

Friday, March 21, 2014

National Quilting Day Celebration






Virginia Star Quilters celebrated National Quilting Day with a special program.









Members shared tools, techniques and showed some of their recent quilts.

There was a demo for the Bloc Locs and The Wonky Ruler.

One member gave a mini trunk show of her applique quilts.






I had the privilege of giving a demo on Quilt in a Day's Wonky Ruler.

The quilt top above and this one are layouts taken from the Twisted Log pattern that comes with the ruler.

See more photo and information on my official blog
livinh20.tumblr.com

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

McTavishing Quilt Along



Learning can be fun when you have a team cheering you on.

I was pleased to join Amy of Amy's Free Motion Quilting Adventures  in a McTavishing quilt along.


The  timing of the March 2014 quilt along was perfect! I had just finish basting a sample quilt for a workshop.  I decided it would be my canvas for the quilt along.

Visit my official blog at
www.livinh20.tumblr.com more for photos on the process of  learning and sharing McTavishing.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Under the Needle




I love free motion quilting and the creative process it offers.


This is the first time I have combined straight lines with feathers.



It has been a year since I purchased the Janome 7700. So far, I am pleased and enjoy sewing with the 7700.

My free motion quilting has definitely improved.







 The lines accentuate the flow of the feather design.

Visit my 'official blog for more details on this project

www.livinh20.tumblr.com