step-by-step Texture Quilting 65 NEW Free-motion & Walking-Foot DesignsChristina Cameli stash books $24.95, softcover; $19.99 eBookChristina happened to wander through the Northcott booth at Spring Quilt Market and we had a few minutes to chat. She gave me a copy of her book, I set it down at the table where I was working, and… Continue reading Book Review Day: step-by-step Texture Quilting Christina Cameli
Why yes! It is the New Year. My Franklin Planner has some ink including the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling. I'm currently working on color wheel number two: red/orange orange/yellow green next up blue, and that will have some green because I found a spool… Continue reading Happy New Year!
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
or two. It's not easy having a quilterly mind. I see quilts, quilting motifs everywhere! Oh my goodness! I see how to fill blank spaces in with feathers, swirls, mazes, greek keys, straight lines, curved lines. And in my teacherly mind I can often see how to share it with my students. Bridges, facades, old… Continue reading A Quilterly Thought
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 When I originally made this quilt it was as a class sample.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
I considered "When Alex & Ginny met in NY, Beauty Happened " a learning quilt which allowed me (at least in my mind) the opportunity to treat each block or open space as unique. This "gave me permission" to choose a wide variety of quilting motifs in individual spaces. The truth is if I had… Continue reading Choosing quilting motifs part 3: permission and slack