Quilted: Ghost of Christmas Past

Making the decision on how to quilt your quilt is a very difficult decision. There are all over designs, custom quilting, free-motion, pantograph and computer-aided designs, thread choices, to ditch or not to ditch. The possibilities are endless and the results can dramatically impact the finished look of your quilt. I’ve been honing my free-motion […]

Angela’s baptism quilt

One of the ministries of my church is to give each person that is baptized a quilt to commemorate the day. The group that makes them, the Baptismal Quilters, is one of the aspects that drew me to the church in the first place. That and a 10:45 a.m. service and a true acceptance of […]

The Block a Day Challenge January winner is…

Hlberg! Hlberg was one of the first participants to join the Block a Day Challenge. In January she completed 33 blocks, 2 quilt tops and one quilt. She won three spools of variegated quilting thread. The prize for February is a copy of “Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy” by Eva A. Larkin. The book teaches you […]

Ditching a quilt

No, I’m not throwing out a quilt, I’m stitching in the ditch. This was one of the first quilt finishing techniques I learned and quickly gave up when I started free motion quilting. But sometimes you just can’t get away with skipping this step, and that’s the case with my 2014 Block of the Month […]