machine quilting, quilt, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas

Happiest of Friday’s

*Note I started writing this early Friday morning and had the realization, "OhMiGosh I have to get to work" and made a mad dash to actually do that! Yes, I made it on time. No I did not finish this blog post. Surprise. The day was as busy as a bee hive. With NY City… Continue reading Happiest of Friday’s

B 780, bernina, machine quilting, quilt shows, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas

Road to California…here I come!

Teaching alert! Teaching Alert!! I'm teaching at Road to California! (This is a dream come true!) Wednesday Beginning Free Motion Quilting Thursday Let Your Foot Loose, Be Fancy Free Friday Go Mini or Go Home Saturday Beginning Free Motion Quilting I'm in BERNINA rooms each day!!!   Happy Quilting! Teri

machine quilting, quilt shows, quilting, Teri Lucas

Good morning!

It's not often I get to see a sunrise. I do this morning because I'm an hour later than East Coast time.This part is so cool. And this body of water that you see is the Mississippi. I walked around the quilt show last night with Susan Brubaker Knapp to award our Faculty ribbons. If… Continue reading Good morning!

B 780, bernina, machine quilting, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics

Chocolate Swirl part 2

I love answering questions about the quilting process. Yesterday I was asked (on facebook) - I thought I'd share here That cross hatch (it's kinda wonky here but this isn't a competition piece so I'm okay with that) is simply marked on the cloth using a Generals Chalk Pencil and an Omni-Grid Ruler. I placed… Continue reading Chocolate Swirl part 2

fun, Generation Q Magazine, machine quilting, tutorials

Generation Q Poll and more Feathery Feathers

Generation Q Nosy Poll we do some fun polls at Generation Q. The results of the poll get published in the upcoming issue. Let your voice be heard! Continuing on with the feather tutorial and practice sessions from other quilters: Today we meet Kellie, she's new to following the blog. Welcome! Kellie sent me these… Continue reading Generation Q Poll and more Feathery Feathers

fun, machine quilting, quilting, teaching, Teri Lucas, tutorials

Keeping it Simple

Ahem. When I originally made this quilt it was as a class sample. The shop owner asked me to keep it simple.  You're probably not going to be surprised to learn that this is simple quilting. The thing is, by breaking it down into the basic parts, it is simple. One stitch at a time.… Continue reading Keeping it Simple

art, articles, quilting, Superior Threads

Quilting Arts April May Issue

See this cover? <---- this one right here? I have an article in this magazine on quilting Faux Suede. I started quilting faux suede several years ago because it's pretty (I have a love of solid color fabrics), durable and at the time I needed a new pocket book as the one I'd been carrying… Continue reading Quilting Arts April May Issue

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Kaleidoscope Kreator 3

Quilting a kaleidoscope is one of the very best ways to practice machine quilting. There are a variety of ways to figure out the stitching path and to quilt them.  The variety ends up being infinite.  It's a great way to figure out how to make the quilting show or have it fade to the… Continue reading Kaleidoscope Kreator 3

quilt desgin, quilting

I figure I’m about 1/2 way there

Principle: it takes 50 hours to become comfortable with machine quilting it takes 500 hours to become proficient in machine quilting it takes 10,000 hours to become a master machine quilter While the principle comes from a work of fiction (Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell) the essence of the truth remains the… Continue reading I figure I’m about 1/2 way there

life, photos, quilting

Breast Pockets for Melly

Well, a breast pocket for Melly. It all started this morning when I wanted to avoid a bit of stuff I need to do.  I can put it off til tomorrow anyway. I also declared today a jammies day and an extra coffee day.  All in all a good day. I hooped up some orange… Continue reading Breast Pockets for Melly