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MCM #185: Red, Black, and White: A Fun Color Combination

MCM #185: Red, Black, and White: A Fun Color Combination

Those three colors are not ones I see used together often, but boy, do they look good together in a quilt! Just look at Melissa's zipper quilt: In person, the red is a bit brighter than it shows here. And the top is so pretty, I really like how modern the prints are,...

MCM #184: Razzleberry is a Completed Top!

MCM #184: Razzleberry is a Completed Top!

I am SO HAPPY to tell you that I was able to sew the last 3 seams last week and now have a completed scrappy version of Razzleberry. Yay! I love the way these fabrics play together, and I like the way the blue Grunge (yum, Grunge) adds to the overall look of the top....

Pattern Parade Blog Hop: Large Casserole Hot Pad

Pattern Parade Blog Hop: Large Casserole Hot Pad

Welcome to the Christmas in July Pattern Parade! I'm so happy you are here. Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about the holiday sewing we want to do this year. So a group of designers/bloggers have come together to provide lots of fun projects for you to...

MCM #183: Scrappy Razzleberry is an Almost Finished Top

MCM #183: Scrappy Razzleberry is an Almost Finished Top

Look at that! Three rows of the scrappy version of Razzleberry are complete, and I only have three rows to go. AND....those last three rows are already assembled, I just need to sew the rows together and add them to the ones you see here (these are the bottom three...

MCM #182: Happy July!

MCM #182: Happy July!

Oh you guys! We are starting the short, quick slide down the back half of 2020. Already! I'm pretty sure just last week we were celebrating spring, and now we are in the midst of summer and some of us are even beginning to plan for the {quickly} approaching holidays....

MCM 181: Quilter’s Block – It’s a Thing

MCM 181: Quilter’s Block – It’s a Thing

Last week was tough and I didn't make a lot of progress on customer quilts. I had a busy work/class schedule, and a couple days where my back decided I needed to rest. I don't like days when I want to get a lot accomplished but the body says 'ain't gonna happen today...

MCM 180: Machine Embroidered Quilt and So Much More

MCM 180: Machine Embroidered Quilt and So Much More

Hi Everyone! I'm so happy you've stopped by today. I've got a lot of fun things to share with you - last week was a busy week for me! Do you remember the sneak peak of Laura's machine embroidered quilt I showed last week? You know, the one with the micro quilting...

MCM #179:

MCM #179:

I've been having a lot of fun working on customer quilts lately. I have to admit for a little while I wasn't having very much fun. But the weather has gotten better (yay for warm temps and less rain!) , our stay at home restrictions have relaxed, I've started teaching...

Longarming: How Much Backing Fabric Do You Really Need?

Longarming: How Much Backing Fabric Do You Really Need?

As a longarm quilter for hire I sometimes have to work through quilting challenges, such as tops that aren't square or borders that are too big. By now I've quilted quite a few tops and have a few tricks up my sleeve to be able to handle most of the issues that come...

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