Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Hand Dyed Fabric

It's that time of year!

When I start to dye fabrics! YAY!

And I love experimenting with new

ideas and techniques!

One of my favorites - Tree Bark!

 And Sky Fabric in different colors!

All are available in my Etsy Shop.

Happy Quilting!


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Patriotic Table Runner - UFO finish

Going through my fabric bins and

closet to find more UFO's - I can't 

believe that I have so many! But I 

don't feel so bad after a quilter on Facebook

admitted that she had over 100!  Oh My!

A Patriotic Table Runner 

Measures 14" x 33"  A nice size to use

on your tables - Kitchen, dinning, or coffee.

For Sale in my Etsy shop.

I don't know which UFO will be next....? LOL

Happy Quilting!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

UFO Finish - Improv Quilt

Well I finally finished another UFO 

that has been patiently waiting it's turn.

 I used all the left over fabrics from other 

projects that I had made and just improvised.

What is an Improv Quilt? 

Taking Fabrics, cutting pieces and sewing them
in an artistic manner through a creative impulse.

Exploring new designs without a written or visual 

pattern to follow.

I hand quilted in the big stitch style

using different color threads  in circles.

 I also cut out some flowers and circles  with

steam a seam and fused them on.

I love the wonkiness to it and also the bright

colors!  I think it would fit in nicely in a nursery

or child's room.

I do have several more UFO's to finish!  

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Decorative Stitches

I have been using the decorative stitches

on my sewing machine more and more.

Instead of using free motion or straight line

quilting on a quilt; I'm finding that the use

of decorative stitches gives the piece a very

different but pretty finish.

 On this batik table runner; I used a leaf design

with green variegated thread all along the

sashing lines. (in the ditch)

I really like the way that it came out!

 On this crazy quilt; I used the decorative 

stitches right in the middle of the sashing and

also on the pieced crazy blocks.

 I also used the letters on the machine to

write the animal's names on this Kid's snack


 Another great idea is to use this decorative stitch

instead of trying to free motion some wavy lines!

I love this stitch!

Happy Quilting!