So here's a bit o'progress on one sample for the aforementioned class (title). Opening the drawers of the thread chest and grabbing as many different reds as I could find to begin stitching. The cool this is after collecting thread for a few years I have a multitude of reds to choose from. Then again… Continue reading Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain
There are many, many thank you's this week. First, Trish and the Dutchess Heritage Quilt Show Committee, it was an honor to be invited to be the Featured Speaker. I really enjoyed spending the weekend at the show, sharing quilting, and teaching each one of the quilters who attended. Our quilts are the story of… Continue reading Thank YOU!
There is nothing like multiple deadlines all rolling into one really busy six weeks that says let's get everything done all on the same day. Yesterday I mentioned I'd been sick, and sleeping was about all I could manage for the entire weekend. So, I slept. You may remember a while back I wrote "caution… Continue reading Cotton Cuts Charity Mystery Hop
So, September and October can be a bit dodgy posting regularly. I'm learning how to use the Floriani Total Control U digitizing software. A friend asked me for some help with a bit of digitizing. I'd imported a photo into FTCU and told the software to do it's thing. I couldn't remember what I… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month – September 2017
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! The congratulatory messages on my new position with Floriani are simply awe inspiring. Now onto our regularly scheduled program: Oh I do remember giving you this update sometime during the week in Instagram. Debby was stitching this motif on a postcard, and I was inspired by it. I'm… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month August week 2
Technical difficulties sometimes present big problems. Other times they are opportunities for learning. Something went screwy a while back, causing something to happen to the version of Microsoft Office installed on my computer. I have an open source that I can use for documents, power point presentations, and graphics, it's simply not as intuitive as… Continue reading August Block of the Month An Original
I do love rainy days, Monday's not so much. As a day its perfectly fine, I seem to like Thursday's better. Thursdays are fascinating, vibrant, full of life, looking forward to the weekend, still full of work yet, almost to the weekend. I'm heading into the City later this afternoon to meet a couple of… Continue reading Rainy Days, Mondays and so much fun
Last week we focused on the "bones" also known as stitching in the ditch. When you're working on a quilt it's not a "have to do" rather, it's a good thing to do. When working on something like @play the bones get stitched as these would be the ditch in a pieced quilt top. Finer… Continue reading July Quilted Block of the month part 2
Welcome to the Quilted Block of the Month. In each issue I'll post the block, and supplies - batting, thread, needles. I'll show how the block is drawn on the fabric, with any rulers. I will be using these blocks as class samples so each one will get it's own binding. This wil make a… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month: New York Beauty
I'm almost ready. Saturday I'll post the first Quilterly Block of the Month. I'm working on figuring out how to have participants post links to show their own work. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWF_ed4hM4f/?taken-by=terilucas I gave a sneak peek on Instagram yesterday. For this bit of stitching I'm using Superior's MicroQuilter the 80 weight polyester thread. I'm so in… Continue reading Are you ready?