Thursday, 19 April 2012


This Yellow Brick Road was quilted using freehand flowers and leaves.  I love the colors in this quilt.  It is so pretty.

and yes, even though I don't piece all of these quilts by myself, I think I could almost put one together in my sleep.  The fun part is quilting them each differently.  And they are fun to quilt, because they are all so square and flat, even though we sometimes have 3-4 people piecing the quilts, which I think is one of the reasons why we stick with this pattern.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


This is another church quilt, and for this one I decided I wanted to try dwirling, which I first learned on the Pyjama Quilter DVD years ago.  I didn't have enough sewing room on my shortarm to try it, and I couldn't find the DVD this week, so this is my best 'remembery' of how to do it.  I think it turned out pretty well, for all that.  I love the texture and it was fun to quilt.

Mirage thread on top, so fine in bobbin. 

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


This is another of Patty's quilts, and was a pleasure to quilt...once I got done playing with the tension settings for that thread.   That's what all the random strips of fabric around the edges trying to get the tension set. 

I haven't previously had any tension issues with my it was a good chance to learn more about setting the tension.  I finally remembered that I had another bobbin case, this one with the backlash spring in, so that really helped with the heavier weight thread in the bobbin. 

This quilt is so cute and cheery, and will be a wonderful gift for her grand-niece/nephew.  Patty finds the neatest backings too.  Won't a baby have fun looking at those bold lines!

 One of the really fun things about quilting for others is being able to see all the different fabrics and colors.