Butternut, Pumpkin Seeds, Pepitas, curves, arcs whatever you call them they soften up hard lines on any quilt. But did you know they might lead to dancing? Well perhaps not dancing, but rather a source for adding texture to create visual interest. When I'm working on these blocks I'm going for fun, and done. Because… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month Kaleidoscope Arcs
How much threadwork does this quilt need? A little? A medium amount? A lot? This question comes up frequently often saying something like, "I see all these quilts that are quilted to within an inch of life and I don't 'get it', 'like it', 'understand it'." or "I like quilts that are quilted this way… Continue reading A little or a lot? Or how much quilting for this quilt?
The Walkway over the Hudson is one of my favorite places. Especially when I get to share it with dear friends. This area of the Hudson Valley is simply gorgeous and we're getting closer to my favorite season - autumn. Oh how I love walking across here in the autumn. The ever changing colors get… Continue reading Batting tips and a day out
Remember Vinnie Barbarino's "I'm sooooo confused" (from the tv series Welcome Back Kotter). That's how most of us feel when we're choosing batting. Soooo confused! With so many different companies, fibers and lofts of batting what is a quilter to do?! Bang Head Here feels like an appropriate beginning. My very simple solution: when you… Continue reading Batting UP!