Benartex, bernina, Generation Q Magazine, Kaleidoscope Collections, Kona Solids, machine quilting

Imagination

I asked a friend to pick a number between 1 & 68 (one comment on another post) to choose the winner of Christa's book. Commenter #56 - Sarah J, congratulations! you are the winner of a copy of Machine Quilting with Style. I'll email you shortly and we'll work out the details. The other night… Continue reading Imagination

fabric, fun, Kaleidoscope Collections, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Teri Lucas

Stash building

I've deliberately destashed over the last few years letting go of fabrics that were once intended for tote bags. While these fabrics meant something for the tote bags they were not fabrics I'd use in quilts. It was work to be sure and worth the effort. What remains is fabrics I will use in quilts.… Continue reading Stash building

B 780, bernina, Kaleidoscope Collections

A seam ripper is a quilters best friend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QzJo16Zre8 Who knew the proper way to use a seam ripper? I sure didn't. Pam Damour, the Decorating Diva and BERNINA Ambassador shows proper technique and at the same time shows how to splice cording for home decorating projects. I'd always wondered how that happened and now get why there is that need for at… Continue reading A seam ripper is a quilters best friend

B 780, Generation Q Magazine, Kaleidoscope Collections, machine quilting, Quilt Market, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads, Teri Lucas

Quantum Stops and Starts

There are a myriad of ways to stop and start when quilting. My preferred method is burying the thread. What usually happens is the thread snips end up on the floor around my feet. No big deal there's a mat for my office chair so I swoop them up and off to the bin they… Continue reading Quantum Stops and Starts

Kaleidoscope Collections, machine quilting, quilting, Teri Lucas

the back of Quantum Leap

Today I'm sharing the back of Quantum Leap. Here are 7 individual blocks from the back. The quilting really shows from the back right now with the high contrasting colors. I'll be excited to get to the border soon. Enjoy! Happy Quilting! Teri

Kaleidoscope Collections, machine quilting, quilting, Superior Threads

when it needs to be quilted

but the quilting doesn't matter mmm well that's not quite true: that the quilting is there is important for the overall look of the quilt it's important to quilt evenly across the surface for balance, design aesthetic this block is heavily quilted - clearly but because I've used MonoPoly the quilting will not be prominent… Continue reading when it needs to be quilted

Kaleidoscope Collections, photos, quilting

quilting! quilting!

I'm on a mad dash to get 2 quilts done before Quilt Market - and that's in between blogging for Gen Q, blogging for me, and working four days each week. Whew!!! It's all good. here's what 1.2 billion bubbles looks like from the back of the quilt. yes, dear friends, this is a wee… Continue reading quilting! quilting!