Whole Cloth Challenge

Whole Cloth Challenge

Lisa and I are challenging each other to create whole cloth quilts (my original post)before Quilt Market. We're both using Robert Kaufman's Radiance, a cotton/silk blend. Anyone joining in on the fun can use their favorite fabric. If  you need, or perhaps just want some Radiance for the challenge Olde City Quilts has a great… Continue reading Whole Cloth Challenge

B 780, fabric, machine quilting, quilting

Whole Cloth Challenge

About a year ago I had the privilege of interviewing Lisa Calle. (I have to tell you there is a cupcake place near her that I MUST go back to!)  She's a delight in person and I love spending time with her. Lisa is a brand new BERNINA Ambassador, welcome to the family! She's posting… Continue reading Whole Cloth Challenge

art, bernina, fun, machine quilting, quilting

Chocolate Swirl

Sunday was a fruitful day indeed. Let's go back to Saturday, okay let's go back a bit further. After making @play I knew I wanted to make another quilt loosely based on that design.  It's been on the inspiration wall for quite a while and this chocolate-brown Radiance in my fabric stash about that long.… Continue reading Chocolate Swirl

quilting, tutorials

Free-Motion Quilt Challenge

My Free-Motion Quilt Challenge Tutorial is up on the SewCalGal site! I'm excited about the whole process from beginning to now.  SewCalGal has been great to work with and I'm going to do a Bonus Tutorial in December. If you get a chance head over to SewCalGal's site and check out the tutorial.  I'd love… Continue reading Free-Motion Quilt Challenge

art, Kaleidoscope Collections, quilt desgin, quilting

Getting ready to start a couple of projects

I started Staten Island Sunset at MQX and need to do a bit of frogging before I continue.  In the mean time I have another idea that may or may not be part of the "City" series of quilts or I have another idea rambling around in my head.  With all of the wrought iron/metal… Continue reading Getting ready to start a couple of projects

art, quilt desgin, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads

Staten Island Sunset progress finally

In July I fused this beautiful hand dyed (by Esterita Austin) silk organza to the gold Radiance.    I love the way Mistyfuse fuses.  It was easy to handle and leaves the fabrics with a lot of flexibility.  There's enough body that marking the diamonds and circles will be easier than if I was just… Continue reading Staten Island Sunset progress finally

fabric, Robert Kaufman fabrics

A new view

Until last Friday our house had the original windows installed when the house was built in the late 60's.  They were aluminum sliders and each window had 4 panes, 2 for the warmer months and 2 to be added for the cooler months.  While they lost heat amazingly well they were great in the summer… Continue reading A new view