On Saturday I took my first quilting class by Karen Kay Buckley where we learned how to machine applique. Karen was gracious enough to snap a photo with me after a long day of learning and sewing: In addition to learning and playing with a machine applique piece, I also went shopping at her display. I bought an adjustable square which I am sure will save me a lot of time and money on individual rulers. This gives me as small as 4″ and as large as 24.5″ to square up my quilt! Here is a video link of Karen
For my cousin Michelle’s wedding on August 11, 2012, I made this cozy queen-sized winter quilt. She loves winter and Christmas so I was inspired to use flannel and reindeer prints. This quilt I did free motion stipple quilting using a “homemade frame” and my domestic sewing machine.
In November 2013 I created this commissioned baby blanket with the German version of the “Three Little Piggies” poem inscribed in thread on the outer borders. This is one of the first quilts I made on my long-arm machine and frame using a free-motion loop pattern. Read more about this quilt on my other blog, More Than A Mom. I’m sharing at these blog parties.
I was nominated on Facebook to show three works I have made for 5 days. I have already posted some on my More Than A Mom blog but I thought the subject was interesting and I want to share them with The Ruthless Crafter blog also. You may enjoy reading about my quilting journey as I increase the complexity of techniques and as the sewing machines I use have evolved. This queen-sized quilt was made for my cousin Diana’s wedding in November 2010. I believe it was the second quilt I ever made. I used a walking foot on my
I have 4 sewing machines. My 8 year old daughter and I each have a basic Kenmore, I have a serger, and I have my long-arm quilting machine. Each of these machines has their own needles and I use different lengths of pins for a variety of projects. Now how to organize them all so I can find them when I need them? The Domestic Diva’s Disaster’s blog has also had this problem and she posted an informative article on just how to organize the needles and pins. What is your favourite tip and/or how do you organize your supplies?