February Free Motion Quilting Challenge

I’m taking part in SewCalGal’s 2012 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge this year. Diane Gaudynski was the guest teacher for February. She’s one of my favorites! Her quilts are drop-jaw gorgeous!!! So today I spent some time playing with feathers. I decided to use a fat quarter of Kona cotton, which I divided into three panels so I could experiment with three different feathers. For the first two feathers, I used 60 … Continue reading


Heat setting a portion of the resist sample

Resisting. Such an interesting concept. I find it somewhat humorous that during the same time that I’ve resisted moving out from under my warm heating blanket, I have also been planning and preparing to work on my next article, which most likely will be on resists. Hmmm… There’s probably some profound connection there. I don’t think I have the energy or inclination for deep thinking right now, though. Honestly, I … Continue reading

I’m proud of my sweet hubby

Fallen Stars by Dave Elkins

I’m so very proud of my sweet hubby, I just had to brag about his amazing achievement! He has always enjoyed making up and telling fantasy stories to our two girls as they grew up. Several years ago, he felt inspired to write a fantasy adventure story based on the Bible verse, 1 Corinthians 6:3, “Do you not know that we will judge angels?” So, in his spare time, between … Continue reading

Perspective for Quilters

I’ve been putting my cupboard-door design walls to good use this week as I’ve worked on class examples for my Perspective for Quilters workshop. I know many quilters who want to be able to depict realistic images, but they get bogged down when it comes to drawing something in perspective. For instance, a cabin in the woods, or a window, or even a simple cube. If you know a few … Continue reading