Tag Archives: machine embroidery

Christmas Quilts

Today, I want to show three of my Christmas quilts. None of these are quick projects but they are a part of the decorations at my house. Santa’s Workshop is machine embroidered with a couple of fun touches. Santa’s beard … Continue reading

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I Am a Sewing MACHINE!

A couple of years ago, I got this cute set of pins from my friends at Quiltmaker magazine. I like them all but my favorite is the one on the upper right because sometimes when I’m being extra productive that’s … Continue reading

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A Small Project Finished

When I last blogged, I talked about having leftover blocks from my current project due to a math error.  Mistakes aren’t usually terribly frustrating to me. I am of the when-life-gives-you-lemons-make-lemonade mentality, so when I had 10 extra blocks, I … Continue reading

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A Few of My Favorite Things

When I’m asked to describe what I do at my sewing machine, I call myself a seamstress. I know there are other words (sewist, sewer, quiltmaker), but I must be a bit old-fashioned, so sewist doesn’t work for me. And … Continue reading

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Just a Tweak

I’d like to talk a bit about designing quilts, about how it doesn’t take a lot to make a quilt your own design. Sometimes a tweak is all it takes. This quilt, Moonlight on the Snow, is what sparked the … Continue reading

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Floral Rhapsody – and Helpful Hints from Its Construction

This wall hanging is one of my favorites because of all the stories that go with it. I was talking a class from Jenny Haskins. She encouraged us to multi-task by using two machines simultaneously. Those of us taking the … Continue reading

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Making the Most of a Mistake

I’m going to share another of my older pieces with you. I’m not sure when I made it but it was sometime between 2004 and 2007. I was taking a class to be certified as a teacher for Jenny Haskins. … Continue reading

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It’s a Fat Quarter but Not a Fat Quarter Quilt

I had a great weekend. We bought a Christmas tree and it’s up and the apartment is decorated for Christmas. That’s a nice thing to check off my to-do list. Then I finished a quilt. I started this quilt way … Continue reading

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Busy as a Bee

I had such a nice weekend. My husband is out of town and I always enjoy it when he is gone. Now don’t get me wrong … he’s a really nice guy and most of the time I like having … Continue reading

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Still Worth the Wait

In June of 2013, I finished this quilt. Now I am finishing it for a second time. Check out my previous blog post about it to see the whole story of one of my PIGS (Projects in Grocery Sacks). This … Continue reading

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