Thursday, January 7, 2016

So did anyone get a new sewing machine for Chirstmas?  I did!  I treated myself to the Pfaff Passport 2.0.  This is machine #10 for me.  I purchased this so I can take to quilt classes with me since my other machines are so heavy and much more expense.  I am very happy with it except that they didn't put the automatic thread cutter on this one....  Boo Hoo!!!

Pfaff Passport 2.0 with extension table


Cover for the extension table clips right onto the hard cover for transport!

Hard cover even has a slot for the foot pedal!

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone has recovered from all the holiday chaos.  I have started 2016 with a bang!  I have already finished 3 UFO's, 1 commissioned quilt and made a quilt top with jelly roll strips leftover from another project which will be a wallhanging or table topper.  Hopefully my pics will inspire others to dig deep into those bins and pull out a UFO or two to finish off.

Label I made for my Pizza Box Wallhanging

2015 Pizza Box Exchange
My machine binding is getting better.....Yipppeeee!!!

Commissioned Quilt


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I received my autographed copy of Kaffe Fassett’s new book Heritage Quilts and I am fascinated and thoroughly enjoying the pictures and the readings. As I turn the pages and see the bright array of colors I can feel myself getting happy and excited. It is a strange feeling I have never felt before by just looking at pictures. Now that’s powerful stuff!! In the gallery of quilts there are 15 historic quilts spanning three centuries! Each historic quilt has the dates of origination as well as interesting information about each quilt. Kaffe Fasset takes those quilts and interprets them in a contemporary fashion by using his wonderful fabric collection giving the quilts a whole new life! It truly is amazing the transformation each quilt takes yet the original beauty is still captured. He also includes patterns for each quilt!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Helloooooo Everyone!  I know its been several months since I last blogged but I promise I will try to blog more often.  I am excited to share my long arm quilt retreat experience I had 2 weekends ago.  It was a weekend retreat and I got to play with the Handi Quilter Avante which is the long arm machine I want to purchase.  I had so much fun learning new things and meeting other quilters.  I was especially excited meeting the one and only Debby Brown!  Her quilting is absolutely STUNNING!! She is my quilting Goddess!  Here are a few pics from the retreat!

Me and Debby Brown!

Me and some of the other quilters at the Retreat

HQ Avante - Isn't she a beauty!

A couple of Sweet Sixteen machines.

HQ Fusion!

Some of Debby Browns stunning quilts!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day.  Check out these lovely reversible Table Runners - Measures 40.5 from point to point. Sale: $20  (2 runners for the price of 1)


Quilter's Candy Shop is proud to be making personalized Doggie Bandanas.  Check out these lucky dogs!

I made a baby quilt for a co-workers new grand baby!  I was told the nursery colors were yellow and gray.  I made her this as a surprise and it turned out the colors I picked is a perfect match to her nursery.  Who knew?  I feel psychic!