One of my favorite things about quilting for others, and that I’m most proud of, is helping people finish their quilts in the way they want, so that they look their best. My goal with my quilting is to take the top my customer has worked so hard on and add my quilting as […]
Quilting for Victoria, telling a story
A couple of weeks before Market, my friend Victoria asked me if I could quilt something for a special exhibit featuring her Double Wedding Ring quilts. She needed some help, and I was glad I could step in. Victoria had originally envisioned this quilt as a marriage between traditional and modern, blending the two together, and […]
How to quilt a Hunter Star quilt, tutorial
This is a quilt I finished almost two months ago! it was pretty big, and she hoped for a custom look without paying full custom prices, as well as one large feather over the borders. Once I found a path for a single start and stop, I was able to work back and forth, making […]
Introducing my new longarm, the BERNINA Q24
Back when I first started longarming, I had expected and planned to do certain kinds of quilting: I’d quilt for others, probably pantographs, and save the custom work for my own quilts. What actually has happened is that I have ended up doing custom for nearly everyone, with only 2 pantographs requested in the last 3 years! In […]
My turn for the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog hop!
When Cheryl Sleboda first mentioned she was thinking about having a blog hop for studio cleanup, I knew I needed to be on it. I had started transforming my sewing space into a for-reals studio for my longarm quite a few months ago, and needed the motivation to get it finished. Other deadlines had been taking […]
Quick Change Blog Hop and Giveaway!
Lately I’ve been falling for quilts of different sizes. I love making bed quilts for using and giving away, but they can really take up resources and time that, right now, I seem to have less and less of. That’s why, when Martingale asked me to submit a design for their compilation of bedrunners, I […]
And now for something completely different
I know, I know. It’s been a while since QuiltCon, and where have I been? Truth be told, I haven’t felt much like writing recently. This last week, though, I worked on a top that was way out of my comfort zone, and one which really made me crazily happy. And while it wasn’t “modern”, […]
Wordless… Wait, what day is it?
It’s been a little busy the last few weeks, with final book edits, shipping and receiving quilts and tops, and quite a few deadlines for various places. I’ve been remiss in posting and sharing eye candy on my blog (although if you’re looking for that, check out my instagram feed over on the right!) I […]
Wanderlust Quilts, my book, is on Amazon!
My friend Casey, of Casey York Design sent me a note today asking if I had seen that my book is available for preorder on Amazon. The release date is early September, 2015, just in time for Fall Market! I had not. But here’s a picture of it! Two of the quilts from the book were accepted […]
Work this week, word free