Oh wow! So I posted in the Quilted Block of the Month group for the first time in over seven months. I thought it was longer, so win! The intervening months have been full writing, quilting, and sales related road trips all over New York state & New Jersey covering my territory. I have a… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month
"How do you get from here to there?" she asked. I promised to show her. When stitching on a pieced block, the ditch is your bestie. The ribbon candy ended at the peak, to start the next wedge there are two options: stop, tie off the thread, then restart in the next wedge. A viable… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month Part 3
Today we bring you four BERNINA Ambassadors: Annie Smith, Lori Kennedy, Kari Carr and Catherine Redford who bring a wide variety of style to the quilting world. Annie is the original (and still my favorite) quilting podcaster; Lori just published a new book (more on that in a moment); Kari has a great angle on… Continue reading BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour Day 4
Starting with gratitude this morning. I'm grateful for batiks. (If you follow me on Instagram this, and all the photos in this post, may look familiar.) These one and a half inch strips are being stitched to orange and purple solid to create 9 patches, that may be set on point, though I'm not quite… Continue reading Enjoying and Thankful
On a chilly Saturday morning I packed quilts, Jeannie (B 790) and myself into the car and headed off to the Village Fabric Shop in Red Hook, NY. The Hudson Valley, rich in history and beauty, feels so much like home, it's always a pleasure to have an excuse to go there. Really I don't… Continue reading Village Fabric Shoppe
I posted this on instagram commenting all quilters should have one in their off/studio. The fb comments were great. You might notice the Pistachio green right behind the machine. I am so happy with the Showstopper Purple and the Pistachio. Once things are more settled I'll get some pics. There is something about autumn, the… Continue reading Something about Autumn
Jeannie it is! We've had some fun stitching this weekend. This is the back. Yes, it is Dupioni Silk. Yes, that is some seriously tiny stitching. On the top I'm using Superior Tiara 50 wt, variegated silk thread. In the bobbin it's Superior Kimono 100 wt silk. I love quilting. I love teaching too, so… Continue reading She has a name!