Thursday, September 20, 2012

Spending some time with Pat Sloan!! OMGosh!!!

So incredibly excited to be invited to join Pat Sloan on her radio show!!!  Here is a link to join in the fun.... .   Hope you will join us!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Northern Hills Applique

Applique in the Northern Hills.....a class I'm teaching friday just needed a new needed to be simple as they wanted a project they could finish in the day, so this is what I came up with... used fusible webbing from Pellon and various weights and types of Aurifil thread.  Had never used Aurifil 40 wt. for dcorative stitching around applique....probably will not try anything elsefor a good long while because I was so pleased with the result.  Also used their new 40 wt. polyester thread for background stitching....I NEVER use variegated thread....but since that is what they had sent to people to trial....I used it....guess I will be using it, NEVER, say NEVER!!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hi Everyone.. I'm back!  This is my second attempt....first one disappeared into thin air.

First of all, thank you to those who have joined in during my absence with e-mails and wanting to sign up for the BOM.  YES, WE WILL DO IT.....YES!!!  I am so excited about it and am sorry that family matters have taken me away for a this spot for further details...

Received the following pics from McCalls Quick fall table set (table runner, placemats, and  hot pads are in the Oct/Nov issue....(photos courtesy of McCalls).
When I was a young girl making my first dresses from their patterns (5th grade), little did I ever, ever imagine that I would someday be in one of their magazines.....look for my Christmas table ensemble in the Dec. issue, too!!!   Yeah!!!

Another fun thing:

Recently Aurifil Threads put out a request for longarmers to volunteer to test their new polyester thread.  Luckily, I was able to do that and loved the thread!!  It is smooth, strong, and beautiful!!  Has a lovely light sheen to it.....will definitely use it again.   Used it on a baby quilt....two layers of batting for warmth, with loose quilting (to keep the quilt from being too stiff) was just wonderful to work with.  Ask your stores to stock will love it!!

Sneak preview into what is coming down the pike......have been working on designs for hand embroidery since Spring Quilt Market, where I found someone to print my designs in iron on format...just like your grannies used to do cool is that!  Found out today that Aurifil Thread is coming out with embroidery FLOSS!!!  Am I ever excited about that....just wish it was already in the stores....patience is NOT one of my virtues....but they say "good things come to those who wait"....

That is it for soon as I get caught up and ready for Fall Quilt Market/Festival, we will start on that BOM.  Can't will be fun!

Hey, don't forget to tell your friends to sign up for my blog, join me on facebook, and well....just have a great time quilting!!!