Archive for March, 2013

Opportunities from Oopsie-Daisy

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

So I need to quickly quilt this quilt¬† because it needs to be a pattern in just a few weeks and I’m thinking this is a really good opportunity to use the channel locks on my long arm. I have never been successful using this option because the quilt that you quilt straight lines on has to be perfectly straight itself. And we know that that is often a rarity no matter how hard we strive to achieve it!

As I assess the situation I decide that this quilt has a lot of white space which will allow me to fudge straight lines a little. Luckily, though, it seems to be square and straight. I smile to myself because maybe all these years of my practicing is paying off! As I start to channel lock, its all going rather smoothly and quickly. I walk the long arm from one end of the quilt to the other laying down straight lines 1″ apart. It’s looking pretty cool until I notice that one long vertical seam runs parallel to the channels right smack dab in the middle creating an annoying hump – ugh!

What to do – what to do… I’m going to have to fill the channels and camouflage that hump now.¬† So I contemplate – and worry about time… Finally I decide there’s no hope for it. I am¬† just going to have to add some more quilting – so much for easy and quick. I start adding half-feathers in the channels.

I think it looks pretty cool – time crunch aside. I am happy. But I really need to get back to work! Time’s a-wasting!

waterfall quilting 2   waterfall quilting

Mid Appalachian Quilters is up and running! Woo Hoo!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Click on the link above to see all the great classes happening this July in Emmittsburg Maryland.

I am offering the Triple Dresden Tree Skirt on Friday. It uses a quilt-as-you-go technique and comes together easily!


Optical Illusions is a 2-day class for Saturday and Sunday. It can be 2-color or scrappy depending on how dizzy you want to get!

optical illusions in plaid  optical illusion wm

But there’s so much more to choose from! Check it out!