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
Yesterday I pulled out a little quilt that I started last year but never finished. Part of the quilt has tiny 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” squares that have tiny rosebuds embroidered on them. I had embroidered 84 of these little buggers, before I set the project aside. While I was cutting each one out… Continue reading Bullion Rosebuds
This is what I have been quilting on the borders: It was really quite plain and a bit boring to my liking, especially in relation to the rest of the quilt that is filled with detailed handwork. So last week I made the decision to add more quilting. I started with the bottom border by… Continue reading Bottom quilt border complete…or so I thought.
Slowly but surely I have been making pin cushions. I have 6 completed with only another 6 to go. Hopefully, since I have a little bit more time available for sewing, I can have these done sometime next week. Some of these I have put labels on, but I am not sure if I like… Continue reading Pin Cushions
With this heart quilt I want to be able to do two things. The first is to quilt it on my free standing hoop. The second thing is to quilt right up to the edge of the quilt. This is virtually impossible to do when hand quilting with a hoop: Almost, but not completely. In… Continue reading False Border
Recently my son and his girlfriend re-painted the interior of their home with vivacious colors of ocean blue, lavender and green. As I was sitting in their home admiring how all the colors worked together, I told Jasmine how I loved the colors, but they would never work in my home (I’m a French farm… Continue reading Color, color and more color!
I DID IT!!!!! I completed all the French knots in my heart quilt last night; all 1,680 of them! I am a French knot making fool: Whew!! Originally I had intended for this to be the end of the embroidery for this piece, but while I was working on the last 4 or 5 blocks I… Continue reading 1,680 French Knots