I finally got to the part of the Wedding Star quilt that has the curved seam! Guess what? It’s not half as scary as I thought it would be! I had good advice from some other quilters. One said it … Continue reading →
So, since I have a pretty decent selection of awesome patterns for beautiful quilts, and since my good friend Trudy C. gave me another one today, my super-intelligent husband suggested a lending library. Sounds like fun to me! So, if … Continue reading →
I was watching a friend quilting on the longarm today — a friend who will have to go nameless until after Christmas to avoid the spoiling of a very good surprise! She just finished a quilt she said was the best work she’d ever done — but I have to say, she is surpassing even that on this new project! I will post a pic as soon as I can… so stay tuned. I think you will be as impressed as I am!
As I was trimming jump threads on this embroidered piece for a Texas-themed quilt (with my little-old-lady glasses on), I was thinking of the rich heritage in our unique state. There is no other place quite like Texas. It is … Continue reading →
No matter what the project, really — taking the next step feels good. Here are the first few “CDS Units” for the beautiful wedding star quilt (Judy Niemeyer pattern) that I am making. These units, having only two pieces each, … Continue reading →
We had a full house today, that’s for sure! What an awesome day! We had Cindy F. with her king-size labyrinth masterpiece on machine #2 (aka Ethel), Debora P. with a Christmas quilt on machine #1 (aka Lucy, Ruth P. … Continue reading →
I read an article, sent to me by Robert Baird of Indigent Healthcare Solutions in Conroe, about quilted postcards. Ever since reading the article, I can’t get the idea out of my head. I saw a tutorial on YouTube, but it used paper on one side, which doesn’t appeal to me. I really want to do one on my embroidery machine, with an embroidered message and address on one side and maybe an embroidered photo on the other. But how will I quilt it without interfering with one of those designs? Have you ever made one? Send me your ideas!
This darling sailboat memory wall quilt, made by Gloria D. for a customer, presented a number of interesting challenges, as its boats were made primarily from knit materials. It came on and off the frame twice, and was the subject of some consternation — but in the end it sailed off into the sunset looking good. In the process, I learned some things, which is always fun — and more importantly had ample time to pray for the child whose memories of his mother will be preserved in this quilt, made from her garments.