February 19, 2019. Well, I did it. I bought a fabric printer. For the quilts that I make, I like to sew a label into the backing before I quilt it. And until now, I’ve used printable fabric sheets in my inkjet printer to make the labels. Each label has been a frustrating disappointment—rubbery or …
January 8, 2019. Happy 2019! Starting the year off with some camping—patterns—that is. A new Edge to Edge and coordinating Border and Corner are now available at Lily Street Patterns.
December 19, 2018. Recently, I finished quilting my last two UFO’s! When we moved in 2015, I decided to stop quilting for customers and work on my own stack of unquilted tops. One of the last is a wall hanging that I made from scraps to test a piecing pattern. Even though I wasn’t crazy about …
December 9, 2018. A flutter of butterflies inspired the my newest edge to edge pattern. Check out Butterfly Flutter E2E at LilyStreetPatterns.com.
November 29, 2018. Two new edge to edge patterns are now available at https://www.lilystreetpatterns.com/
October 12, 2018. I’m still feeling a bit stunned about this because I never expected to win a ribbon at the Pacific International Quilt Festival. The quilts displayed there are beyond amazing. And the award winners are usually quilted with perfect teeny tiny little stitches. I just don’t have the patience or machine control to do that kind of quilting. So to have had this quilt win an award among that kind of competition is a delightful surprise.
Thank you to the other 5 women who participated in the BAMQG Round Robin in 2013-2014: Lynette Bartel, Kelly Orr, Jen Janisch, Ruth Beeby and Rhonda Ludiwico. Your brilliant piecing and design skills were inspiring!
Several new patterns have emerged from the BeDaisied project and are now available at Lily Street Patterns.
September 13, 2018. Today, I finished the quilting on ‘BeDaisied’. It’s been on my machine for a little over 2 months and I’ve worked on it almost every day.
Sewing the binding on the front with the longarm sure reduces the quilt wrestling time with the domestic machine. I just have to sew the join and stitch down that few inches.
So, trim the quilt and finish the binding and then on to the next project!
August 3, 2018. Working on the third row today. When I first started thinking about the quilting design for this top, I knew I wanted a butterfly-like pattern in the triangles of yellow with black polka-dots. I thought that the black thread (Omni) might be too harsh but I wanted to try it and I really like the results. In the green blocks, I’m using a shiny variegated salt and pepper (Fantastico). All the other thread is light gray (Omni). All are from Superior Threads.