Last week I finished my Rose Garden quilt top, but I was also busy doing something else as well. I designed my very first quilt block and I am tickled pink about it. The idea came to me when I saw a photograph on Pinterest of a field of tulips with a windmill in the… Continue reading Dutch Windmill Block
Saturday was a fun-filled day for us. We spent the day at Virginia and Nevada Cities with our oldest son, his son and his new fiancé . Me, being the quilt magnet that I am, discovered a few treasures that were tucked away so as only a trained quilters eye might notice them. My first… Continue reading Virginia and Nevada Cities!
Not all quilting fabric is created equal, even when it is manufactured by the same company. I have no idea why this is and upon inquiring about this with several different quilt shop owners in the past, it turns out that they did not know either. Take this fabric that I am currently working with.… Continue reading Fabric to Fall in Love With
Several weeks ago, My husband and I were discussing some way which I could earn a modest income while working from home. Since I have the capabilities to create and sell human and animal portraits, it was decided that I should try my hand at art again. I’ve done it before and we thought that… Continue reading Inspired by Stephanie
It all started with an idea. I had a desire to create a quilt that was different from the traditional style quilts that I had been making my whole life. I was bored with flat designs and I abhor all over quilting with the same pattern that flattens the whole quilt into a thoughtless mess.… Continue reading Heart Quilt Journey
Yesterday I put the finishing touches on the heart quilt. I trimmed off the excess batting & backing and added a binding. Today I hand washed the quilt in the bath tub, rinsed it really well, squeezed out the excess water and stretched it to dry. Tomorrow, it should still be a bit damp still,… Continue reading The Finishing Touches
The quilting is finally complete! I took the quilt off of the frame yesterday, and removed the outside faux border that I had added for quilting purposes. Today, hopefully, I can get the binding cut and added.