Since I am about 700 miles from my quilting machine (I sure do miss her), I am going back and looking over older pictures of quilts I have quilted. This one was a sample quilt that I did for Kathy at the Stewartsville Quilt Shoppe. It is a gorgeous quilt from the fabrics to the pattern, as well as the piecing. But this is what I really want you to look at: I really like the quilting design that I chose to do in the blocks, but the great thing is that I was able to do this design with NO starting and stopping. In fact, I was able to do all the blocks in the row with only one start and stop. You may wonder why this is important. First of all, it’s a lot faster. The less starts and stops, the quicker I get the quilt done. With 3 young children, speed is of the essence. Second of all, the less starts and stops the less chance of the quilting unraveling and the nicer it looks. I try to make the starts and stops as inconspicuous as possible but they are still there. Everytime I decide how I am going to qu
As much as I love, love, love my quilting machine, I had to leave it behind for the week. My family and I are on our annual trip to Colordao. I am praying that I don’t break my arms snowboarding! I hope to have lots of new pictures and posts as soon as I return home!
Congrats to Kathie who has won my first giveaway, a $50 gift certificate for my quilting services. She hung in there and posted the 25th comment! But I also hinted in a comment that maybe having at least one comment posted would be a good thing, and it sure is. If you made a comment on this post then you are also a winner! Everyone who made a comment before the winning comment was posted wins a $25 gift certificate! Email me you name and contact info and I will be in touch. Thanks everyone for playing along!! Angela By the way, I love giving away free stuff so keep coming back to check my blog!
The Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild has been such an awesome experience. I have met many new friends and, now, even a new customer. Whitney trusted me with her second quilt and she did a fantastic job putting it together, even though it’s only her second quilt ever! The quilt pattern is Tula Pink’s Cherry Pie. But with the super cute boy fabric, I affectionately refer to it as Jungle Gym. Don’t the blocks look kinda like something little boys would climb all over? In each stripe of the block, I quilted a design. I alternated between a scroll and smushed circles (isn’t that a cute name). I love, love, love the texture that the quilting makes on this quilt. And how cute is the backing!! I just love the little blocks.