beauty, bernina, BERNINA Ambassador, machine quilting, quilt, quilting, Superior Threads, Teri Lucas, Uncategorized

Quilterly Writers Block

I'm a quilter. And by that I love to free motion machine quilt. On and off I've had to work through the equivalent of writers block. I just. couldn't. quilt. Those moments were tough but often led to something that would pleasantly surprise me. Whew. Would it surprise you that, while I've been quilting on… Continue reading Quilterly Writers Block

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Of coffee and character- stuff happens

  I like coffee. A lot. I'm not a morning person, which will probably not come as a shock to my Sweetie, but may come as a bit of a shock to students or roommates. I can be irritatingly perky, sometimes even before coffee. Coffee helps me deal with things like this: Yeah, sometimes this… Continue reading Of coffee and character- stuff happens

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BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour Day 3

Sandy Fitzpatrick, Beth Ferrier, and Cheryl Sleboda are today's featured BERNINA Ambassadors. Please don't tell Beth but I've wanted to be her for a long time. Not her really but she's been part of my quilting life for as long as I can remember.  Cheryl has become a friend, and mentor listening, sharing, offering advice… Continue reading BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour Day 3

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I’m copying Debby’s homework

  Debby and I have a long standing joke wherein we copy each other's homework. When Debby was working on going to teach in Russia she made a quilt with the words "Bang Head Here" .  Click on the link to read an interview and more on the quilt. Shortly after she posted the quilt we… Continue reading I’m copying Debby’s homework

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New Rule: No stitching when I’m actually sick

While I was in Savannah I got sick. The technical term: convention crud, it's been a while since having a cold and this one kind of did me in. Taking two multi-hour naps in one day should have given me a bit of a clue, right? Being tired from being sick, and wanting to get… Continue reading New Rule: No stitching when I’m actually sick

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Piecing

Piecing. I'm in the middle of making this quilt: It'll be in Indigo. clicking on the picture will take you to SewBatik where you can get this.It's coming along beautifully. These batiks have a beautiful hand, press beautifully, and take stitching well. I'm using Superior MasterPiece black for the piecing. As I finish seams they… Continue reading Piecing

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A wee bit of a finish

On a sew day with friends I cut out the pieces for a new quilted purse, and started stitching them together. The idea floated around my head for a while as the quilting of the fat quarters progressed. Here's the finished front: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQVZ_hUDDMk/?taken-by=terilucas Here's the finished back: https://www.instagram.com/p/BQYT4PwAGRA/?taken-by=terilucas What I don't have a picture of… Continue reading A wee bit of a finish

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Inspired by

Y'all know I'm inspired by the moon, she is a recurring theme in my work. The moon makes an appearance in: Twilight in the Bronx, Moon Over Manhattan, Moon Set, and new piece, that is in need of a name (hold on, I'll show you.) As I stitched the facing on the quilt this afternoon a memory… Continue reading Inspired by

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2017 Word of the Year

well I guess I never decided on a 2016 word, or just kept the one from 2015: Journey. Something about keeping the same word seems full of continuity however, I've been looking for my word all year, not really finding it. In a sense I've felt a little lost somewhat like Sam and Frodo trying to… Continue reading 2017 Word of the Year

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Happy Hour

But before I get to the happy hour bit. I did a bit of a tidy up in my sewing room yesterday. Oh my goodness was I ever over due for that! A while back someone gave me thread stands for both Superior and Aurifil. These very useful stands were sitting in the middle of… Continue reading Happy Hour