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BEST OF 2018
shipping mishap that led to 2 fabric deliveries from Art Gallery Fabrics when I
was participating in Pat Bravo’s Heartland blog hop. Two, the original quilt I made for my hubz is still a WIP, so this
was his “your quilt isn’t ready, here’s one to enjoy while I continue working
on the first 😉”. But it worked out perfectly as he loves
owls and I love that pine tree print. Not to mention it gave me a chance to
test out my Plus Infinity quilt pattern before making it for my stop on the RJR What Shade Are You blog hop.
my machine was one of THE best expenses I’ve ever made for both my personal and
business quilt projects. This sewing machine brings me joy every day and I’m thankful
I invested in such a reliable workhorse. If you’re on the fence about your
sewing machine, I encourage you to give this a read. I run down everything I
was looking for in a machine and share some feedback from other quilters. You
can read everything I love and dislike about my Juki here.
year, until I got an unexpected email from Michael Miller Fabrics asking if I
would make a Reverberance quilt featuring their Marble fabric collection
launching at Spring Quilt Market. Um, yes, I would love to! The colours in this
one are just so happy. You can’t help but feel joyful!
Instagram! Ha! You never know what a free bundle of fabric can lead too 😉
In this case, I paired it with my Winter Star quilt pattern and made one for
my mum. She loved it! See more pictures of the hand quilted stitch work here.
holiday round-up! In case you missed it, it’s a handy list of notions, tools
and quilty items that are relevant all year round.
started quilting, I found most binding tutorials to be lacking. They never left
me feeling like I had a good grasp on both the technique and pitfalls to look
out for. The positive feedback I’ve received on this post is super encouraging!
And makes me happy I took the time needed to pull it together.
then turned out to be a good representation of my life at that time. Funny how art
often imitates or reflects life. I particularly loved how emotive this quilt
was to you. And the fact that it sparked a little interest in modern improv
quilting with you was the cherry on top 😉
you through hand binding in Part 2 of the Quilt Binding Tutorial series. I always start off by saying that hand
stitching anything wasn’t on my radar and was something I initially avoided at
all costs. But there is so much joy to be found in hand stitching. And binding
your quilts by hand is one of the most pleasurable steps in the quilt journey.
My technique is super basic, but very approachable. It’s been super fun to see
so many of you finally giving it a go!
through helping them test out new patterns. In case you didn’t know, there is
lots of testing that goes on behind the scenes before a pattern is released (or
at least there should be). I adore Suzy’s work and feel lucky to be able to help
support her by testing her patterns. This Maypole quilt is my take on her
Suzy’s just recently released a standalone Maypole Pillow pattern so you can make a
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it was the Top 10, but turns out the Best of 2018 Linky Party, hosted by
Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs, only requires sharing your Top 5. I should know
this after participating in both 2016 and 2017.
Oops, this year you get an extra 5 as bonus 😉.
way. One thing’s for sure, it will be fun to check in this time next year and
see what your faves have been!!
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