Friday, December 26, 2014

UFOs - Wrapping up 2014 projects

The UFO race has begun. There are so many projects waiting for the last quilt block, to be quilted, or bound.

So far, I have completed 4 projects!  Hooray for me. 

As you can see the final block for the Block Lotto QAL is done. Assembling the quilt is next.

To see more finished UFOs go to my official blog

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Lion King

Progress is slow, yet steady on my Lion King mini whole cloth quilt.

For more pictures and details, visit my official blog at:

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Quilters Dream Batting

 Have you ever wondered if you were using the right batting for a project? I know I have on many projects.

So, I decided to make some batt samples, test and compare several Quilters Dream Battings.

 For the details check out my official blog

Six different batts were quilted in three quilting densities.

When done, the samples were made into a three ring book

See pictures of this process on my official blog

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Swirling Feathers

This wall hanging is an example of free motion quilting and dimensional quilting techniques.The feathers were cut with AccuQuilt's feather die.

Learn more by visiting my official blog,

Monday, August 11, 2014

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 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

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

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 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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Twisted Log Cabin


The twisted log cabin quilt was made with Quilt in a Day's Wonky Ruler. If you would like full details of how this quilt was made, please visit my 'official' Tumblr blog post, Twisted Log Cabin

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Christmas Table Runner

I really like how this table runner is coming together.

The back of the table runner is so pretty.

Wow, a friend would call this a happy accident.

I was not planning to make this table runner. It became a runner when an experiment went wrong. :-)

I like the result. I think will make a pattern for it.(My first attempt) and maybe offer it on



It is a fun and easy project that is great for free motion quilting experimenting. If you do not like machine quilting decorative stitches are a great alternative. 

I guess I will need make the decorative stitch version. Stay tuned.