Thanks to everyone who participated in the Notion Commotion Blog Hop! And to everyone who commented and liked my page! A random number generator chose a winner for the Creative Grids Kite Plus Ruler, Swirly Girls Design Ruler and Michael Miller Fabrics Cotton Couture Charm Pack.
And the winner is….. Angelina Kendra. Congratulations!!!
Angelina, I will email you regarding shipment. Thank you for participating.…
I am so excited that I was invited to participate in the Notion Commotion Blog Hop! I found so many great, new tools at Quilt Market that I had a hard time narrowing it down to just one. I decided to feature the Kites Plus Ruler designed by Kari Carr for Creative Grids because of the endless design possibilities.
Use this tool to cut and sew kites up to a finished size of eight inches. Follow the markings on the ruler to cut the top and side triangles. Line up these odd angles perfectly by marking the seam allowance through the holes in the ruler.…
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to see what inspired us this Spring!
This spring I introduced the Dashing Bobbin pattern line. These patterns are full color, a smaller format and at a lower price point. They feature single-size, quick quilts that are designed to be easy to shop for and easy for quilt shops to kit for you.
First up is Overnight Sensation. This quilt is 64″ x 76″ and uses 12 fat quarters and a background. The quilt on the pattern cover uses Serafina from Timeless Treasures Fabrics. I’m also loving this batik version featuring batiks from Michael Miller Fabrics.
Crackerjack is 60″ x 75″ and uses 10 fat quarters and a background.…
I’m dedicating this post to answering your quilting cruise questions. I’ve been on four quilting cruises and they have all been WONDERFUL! Here we go…
1. Do I have to bring my machine?
This depends on the coordinator you are cruising with. The cruises I have been on all provided nice machines with all the goodies. In addition, there is a machine expert on hand who helps with everything, even fills your bobbin! The evening before class starts you have the opportunity for a fun “make and take” project to learn the machines before starting on the cruise project.
2. Are things rolling around?…
Here’s a look at some of the gifts our cruisers received. Also, a big thank you to our sponsors!
Kelly Ann and I got together before the Stars at Sea quilting cruise and made some goodies for our cruisers. Here are the beginning of the name tags for their machines (I failed to get a finished tag pic…):
Kelly Ann made a thread catcher for every quilter:
I made pincushions that tie around the bed of the machine:
We got things started with these fun “Let’s Dig In” shovels:
We created hand embroidery kits as a cruise memento. …
Hello! I have just returned from an amazing quilting cruise with some of the most wonderful women!!! If you have never been on a quilting cruise you should definitely check it out – what a great sewing vacation.
Here I am clowning around with Kelly Ann from Kelly Ann’s Quilting.
The cruise was hosted by Quilt Retreat at Sea and sponsored by Kelly Ann’s Quilting. We sailed from New Orleans on Royal Caribbean’s Serenade of the Seas. Our ports of call were Falmouth, Jamaica; Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. Machines were provided by Janome.
This is one fun group of talented ladies!…
I’m the first to admit that I can be a total workaholic! I’ve decided that each month I will celebrate my efforts to work on my personal projects and finish up some UFO’s by sharing them with you here. I also think I’ll be more accountable if you’re checking up on me!
I joined the PHD Program at Kelly Ann’s Quilting. Kelly Ann asked us to make a list of 6 PHD’s (Project Half Done) and each month she will draw a number from the list which we need to complete that month. It’s a great idea and six projects didn’t seem too daunting… Here is my list:
I’m proud to be a sponsor of The Sassy Quilter’s Triangle Quilt Along. Check out her blog for details!
We started featuring individual patterns from our book “Sew Sweet” last month. Today we’re showing “Side Effects” – a quick quilt to make in both the baby and lap sizes. It’s made from fat quarters and a background – easy to shop for, either at a store or from your stash!
And look at the quilting in this close-up:
We used Patty Sloniger’s “Les Amis” collection with a gray background for our baby version:
You can tell in this close-up that the pattern works well with directional prints:
I’d say this is the most “modern” pattern in “Sew Sweet”, and you can see where you can really feature your quilting in all the negative space in the quilt.…← Older posts