Archive for July, 2010

Lots of quilting to do today!

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Working on the background “fill” for this Diamond Star – its going to take some time. Sometimes I wish I could could just make myself meander!! However, the texture that this is giving the background is beautiful and compliments the quilting going on in the star nicely, if i do say so myself. It is created by using the Gadget Girls Swag ruler to make the scallops then filling in the scallops with leafy feathers.

Love this from Ami Simms!

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Here’s a very creative and free tutorial on how to create those cool clothesline bowls and baskets! Love the hand-dyed rope too! Saves a lot of time not having to wrap the clothesline with fabric first! Check it out!

Machine Quilting at Chicks-n-Stitches!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Great class – Everyone had a Janome!!! I’ve never seen anything like it – must be Janome-land over in Dover! This group of gals were quick studies and moved along at a good pace. I especially love the ingenuity of one of the ladies! Her seat was too low – as it always is when we trek out to a class – so she found a bag of fabric scraps to sit on. Every time she sat down, it made quite an interesting noise but it worked! I highly recommend keeping a pillow in your car for just such situations – or a bag of scrap fabric, if you are so inclined…