Friday, October 21, 2016

Quilting with my walking foot

Machine quilting. It's been my goal, working to finish the UFO's that have piled up. So the question is... how to quilt them?

Over the years I have tried my hand at free motion quilting. Every time I get a little bit of control and ease in the quilting, I find that there is a huge break in time. I lose the momentum, and the next time I sit down at the sewing machine, my quilting looks like a disaster.

Taking the time to practice, practice, practice has brought a sense of frustration. So in light of completing the quilt, I purposed to do straight stitching with my walking foot.

Case in point... I started quilting straight lines through the body of this quilt.

Crossing over to make an X over the white blocks.
But I can also fancy up the quilting a bit, just by adding curves and arcs.

All done with my walking foot.
I machine quilted straight vertical lines on this last quilt. 

But then I felt I needed to do something more. So here is what I did.

Starting at one point, I spotted down two rows. Went back to the top and crossed over, again spotting two rows down.

I love the way it turned out.

My quilts are not going to win any prizes, but they are what I love to do. Using geometric designs works for me. Better to be finished than perfect :-)

Happy Quilting!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Did you miss it?

Did you know that the Quilt  Alliance hosted Quilters Take Manhattan last month? It must have been an awesome experience for those able to attend.

Well I was not there, but I entered for their giveaway, and guess what? I won a prize from Victoria Findlay Wolfe's blog!

So what did I win?

This awesome tote. And...

 all these goodies!

I was also sent a link for the Home Show. I've not had time to take a peek yet, but I will :-)

Enjoy a Happy Quilting day!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bread for the Journey

He changes the times and the seasons.
Daniel 2:21

Friday, October 14, 2016

UFO's on the march

In my quest to work down my UFO list, I am finding quilt tops that make me smile.

I love this ladybug fabric. Originally the fabric was used to make a baby quilt as a gift. I had enough fabric left to make another small version of the same pattern. I quilted the boxes and outlined the geo's around them. Another cute baby quilt at the ready.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Apple Pie Goodie

Apples. They are in abundance this time of year. But what do you do with all those apples?

A few years ago I found the yummiest recipe on Kim's blog.

Apple Pie Goodie has been a mainstay for us. A dessert that makes up quickly and everyone seems to love it.

Go to Kim's blog post for the recipe. You won't regret it!

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

String quilt

I forgot how much fun it is to make these stripy quilts.

What a great way to use up scraps. I made this following the Craftsy Block of the month from 2012. It was the March block.
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

So much fun!
Happy scrappy Quilting
 Finish it up Friday 
Fabric Tuesday 

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