Sewing a Holster

Yup, a holster.  As in to hold a gun.  What's the most unusual thing you have sewn?  I'm certain this is mine! … [Continue reading]

Continuous Bias Binding

When making a separate binding for your quilt, continuous bias binding is the way to go.  You can maneuver the binding more easily around corners, and it's an economical way to use up leftover fabric from your quilt top. … [Continue reading]

Judy Niemeyer’s Cattails

Judy Niemeyer's quilts are extremely detailed and colorful.  Lots of crisp points achieved by paper piecing.  When I was asked to longarm quilt a Cattails quilt, I was excited, intimidated, and eager! … [Continue reading]

Simple Stars

The instructions for longarm quilting this star quilt were to keep it simple without a lot of quilting.  Right away I knew I wanted the stars to be stitched in the ditch.  Initially I thought I would quilt loops and curls in the background.  I love … [Continue reading]

Sampler Quilting

Yesterday I completed this Sampler Quilt.  There were no specific instructions for design or thread color.  Here's what I did: … [Continue reading]

Playing With Wool

While at the Maine Quilt Show, I saw quilt blocks made by needle felting and embroidery.  I don't recall the teacher's name, but I do remember she lived several states away.  Knowing a class with her would not be feasible, I have been trying to … [Continue reading]

Peg’s Paper Pieced Trees

Precision is found in paper piecing.  Getting crisp points is achieved easily with this method.  My friend and fellow quilter Peg is the Queen of Paper Piecing!  This is her latest project: Peg wanted her trees to "pop".  She chose the … [Continue reading]

Birdhouses

Suzan made a birdhouse quilt for her daughter, Lucie, who lives in England.  At a quilt weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Suzan work on her quilt.  She made pinwheels and trees along with birdhouse blocks.  To watch Suzan arrange and rearrange … [Continue reading]

Maine Quilt Show

July 24, 2015 was a great day - a super day - one of the best days!  Traveling to Augusta with friends for Maine Quilt Show 2015 was just what I needed for quilting inspiration.  There were so many stunning quilts and such varied patterns, uses of … [Continue reading]

Quilting With Minky!

Quilting started as a necessity.  People needed warm bedding in cold weather.  Our ancestors used scraps of fabric from wherever they could get them, even using grain sacks.  Beauty wasn't the first goal; warmth was.  My! how times have changed! … [Continue reading]