Splendid Sampler Wings

#SplendidSampler Block 2Block number two uses 1 1/2″ pieces to make butterflies.  This block also has embroidered antennas. [Read more…]

The Splendid Sampler with Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson

Completed Heart Applique Block for #SplendidSamplerThe Splendid Sampler is designed by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson with several other sewing/quilting teachers. This is a F R E E quilt along!  I’m drawn to this project because it promises to vary in techniques as well as provide lots of extra project ideas – and it’s free! The blocks are 6 1/2″ unfinished and will total 100 after a year.  If you’d like to join, click here. [Read more…]

Free Motion Quilting Play

Free Motion QuiltingHere’s my latest playing with free motion quilting.   What do you think? [Read more…]

Painting with Thread

Painting with ThreadYesterday I had the pleasure of participating in a thread painting class with Sarah Smith, fiber artist, teacher and author.  Sarah likens thread painting on fabric to using the big box of crayons we had as children.  I wholeheartedly agree! [Read more…]

Landscape Quilts

Quilted Landscape QuiltHaving been intrigued by landscape quilts for years, I’m beginning my journey of learning the process.  I envision using many different types of fabrics and threads.  While some people paint their landscape quilts to achieve beautiful results, I’m focusing primarily on fabric and thread. [Read more…]

Wallhanging Tabs

Finished Quilt Tabs for Hanging Quilted Moose WallhangingHanging a quilt is as important as the quilt itself.  Your finished project shouldn’t hang in a way that will detract from its beauty.  Here’s an easy and practical way to make tabs to display your quilts. [Read more…]

Prima Diva

Prima Diva

Prima Diva

I made this Prima Diva Purse.  It’s T H I C K and loaded with pockets – zippered, open, curved, credit cards!  [Read more…]

A Quilt For Dottie

Meandering on my Long-Arm

Meandering on my Long-Arm

I wanted to share some meandering “play” on the back of a quilt made for someone very special in Florida. [Read more…]

New York Beauty

New York Beauty

New York Beauty

Ready for Broadway?  I think so!  These colors are fantastic.  I was asked to quilt with a modern flair to enhance the pattern. [Read more…]

Leaf Placemats – A Judy Niemeyer Pattern

Judy Niemeyer Placemats

Judy Niemeyer Placemats

After quilting Judy Niemeyer’s Cattails quilt, I was intrigued to see what all the fuss about Quiltworx patterns is.  Making four placements would be a snap.  I chose something small, quick, easy.  Right? [Read more…]