Many people have an animal or flower, or something else that they absolutely love to the point of obsession. My mother in law for example, loved owls. She had pictures of them, ceramic owls, etc. Owls were her passion. For me it has always been horses. Since I saw my first “real” horse during a… Continue reading Manifesting
Now that I am finished quilting the blocks, the rest of the heart quilt is moving quickly. I have half of the top border complete and I am hoping to finish the rest of it today. With any luck, I will have the whole quilt completed by the end of next week. Several weeks ago,… Continue reading Moving Right Along
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
I have finally finished the embroidery on the heart quilt and the border is on. I didn’t add the white prairie points like I had intended, because they were way to gaudy with all the other embellishments, but I did add some colored ones to transition into the white a little smoother. There is still… Continue reading The Embroidery is Complete!!
Here is a short little tutorial on making daisy’s from a basic chain stitch. They are so cute and so simple. I marked where I wanted each daisy to go, using a water soluble marker. I then pulled the needle up through the fabric just slight off center of the middle of the circle. I… Continue reading Everything is coming up daisy’s
Once you have your foundation chain of stitches in place (see the chain stitch post), you can proceed with the embroidered scalloped edging. (FYI: you don’t have to have a foundation chain to make a scalloped edge. You can simply end each scallop by inserting your needle back into the fabric and bring it back up… Continue reading Scalloped Edging Tutorial