Category Archives: Quilting

 Why Contrast Matters Part 2 …Can This Quilt be Fixed?

We’ve all have had THAT quilt that we were sooooooo EXCITED about that we just couldn’t wait until we could get to cutting and piecing it and see it come together! And then… the moment we were waiting for… to … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Quilt!…why Contrast Matters 

Have you ever had a project get away from you? It can happen easily especially when you’re working with many prints or colors and trying to get a limited amount of certain colors to work together if you forget one … Continue reading

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One of my favorite kind of days….

                                    …a quilt fabric Road Trip! I was so sorry to hear that another quilt shop in (sort of) my area was closing! … Continue reading

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Whoo Loves You Owl Quilt Pattern

It feels so good to get another pattern done! I loved making this quilt for my granddaughter Madalyn when she was born. It’s such a bright and cheerful happy quilt! I love the idea of layering the owl and branches … Continue reading

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“Ellie’s Birdies”…a new quilt pattern

After a long break from pattern making I was able to wrap my head around it again to finish this one! Pattern writing is much Much MUCH harder than you think! But I’m so glad to have this one ready to … Continue reading

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Preparing Patterns for Glue Basting Tutorial – Part 2

To continue the tutorial I started here, I will tell you about the glues I recommend and why and how to go about gluing your masterpiece in preparation for machine thread painting an quilting. 7. My flower pieces are all … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Part 4

The stage we’ve all been waiting for! The Thread Painting of Chisum                                                         … Continue reading

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Thread Painting Student work!

Teaching thread painting these last few months has been both a challenge and a joy! It has challenged me to be clear about this technique which can feel very awkward or foreign the first time you try it…much in the … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 3

And now we get to the really fun part of this tutorial! Assembling the Pug Art Quilt! Here is Chisum assembled and ready to thread paint. But before we get to the thread painting, I will take you through the … Continue reading

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Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 2

In the previous tutorial, Your Pet “Photo to Art Quilt” Tutorial Part 1, we finished with a Value Sketch and a Master (line drawing). From these we will create pattern pieces, choose fabric and start cutting out the pieces. Let’s look at … Continue reading

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