I finally finished a quilt that I have had forever. Julie Herman gave me her bee quilt a looooong time ago and it feels good to finish it!! Since each block is a little different, I stuck with straight lines and basically kept it pretty simple. However, when it came time to quilt the borders and sashing, I used the same straight lines but in a more orderly fashion. I really wanted to accentuate the layout of the quilt! I love how the quilting ties the quilt together…. I am finishing up a fun trip in New Jersey and Philly and can’t wait to get back to the studio! Happy Quilting!!
Now that the entries for the Make It Right challenge have been posted on Art Gallery’s Pinterest page, it’s time to vote for your favorite ones by “liking” the pin or “repining” it. I am blown away by the entries….I think you will be too!!! I want to share some of the projects on my blog, but don’t want to give the impression of being biased! Art Gallery divided them up into three different boards (categories). Click on the name to go directly to the board to vote! Quilts: Home Decor Apparel Of course, I have my favorites but you will have to wait until the winners are announced to find out who they are!! But that doesn’t mean you can’t tell me who you voted for! Which project caught your attention the most??
One of my favorite things to get in the mail is catalog for C&T Publishing. Since I do a lot of quilting for books, it’s always fun to see pictures of quilts that I quilted almost a year ago. But this catalog held something even more important for me: At first, you might not think that a book about Amish quilts would have much to do with me and my quilting. But if you look at the quilt on the bottom left, you will see a quilt that is so special to me. It’s a quilt that my grandpa and I collaborated on. I talk a lot about my husband’s Grandpa Ford and about how he is the one that set me on this quilting path. Grandpa Ford loved to make Amish quilts and he made several over his lifetime. He made this particular quilt top before he passed away 5 years ago. He gave it to me for me to quilt, stating that he wanted me to give the quilt to my daughter. I put the top away, with every intention of quilting it “soon”. But like most of my personal quilt tops, it got put in a pile a
I am so excited to be returning to Portland in October to teach at the MQX Quilt Festival- Pacific Northwest, a show all about machine quilting (both sewing machines and longarms) I taught there last year and enjoyed everything about the experience! I have already updated my events page with information about the classes, which include 2 Longarm Hands-on classes! This year, I will not only be a teacher at the show, I will also be sponsoring an award category, “Machine Quilting the Modern Way”. When I heard that they were thinking about adding a new category to the show for modern quilts, I knew that I wanted to do whatever I could to support it! I reached out to the show owners and offered to sponsor the category, which means I am supplying the award money. If you like make modern quilts, I hope you will consider entering your modern quilts! Click here is a link to the category information and rules if you are interested. Not a competitive person?? MQX Quilt Festival is also going to have an e
I can’t believe how time flies! It feels like it’s just been a couple of days since Art Gallery Fabrics and I announced the Make It Right Challenge. If you aren’t quite finished, you still have until midnight to submit your project. Art Gallery Fabrics has paired up with some great sponsors to supply prizes! Not just any prizes, but some stellar prizes! Thanks to Craftsy, Quilter’s Dream batting and Aurifil, you could win a gift basket full of cash, batting, books, batting and a free online class. To get the entry form, check out Art Gallery’s website! I hope you will consider entering, I am so excited to see what everyone has made with the Right Angles panel! Happy Quilting!!!