Friday, June 20, 2014

Simple Improvisational Piecing tutorial with Blend fabrics for Thermoweb

I did a tutorial on an easy technique for making improvisational quilt blocks for Thermoweb.  Please stop by their blog for the tutorial as well as many other great projects and ideas and please stay tuned as I am working on getting those quilt tops basted so I can quilt them up and show everyone what I made them for!  Here is a hint!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Jeans alteration

The new BERNINA is good at much more than just quilting, so i tried my hands at some jeans alteration.  I am no expert but i took some photos of how i did it for fun.... hope you enjoy!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Getting to know you, getting to know all about you....

Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.... Okay okay, enough of the showtunes, but seriously- I am falling in love with my Bernina 750QI.  This machine has been so much fun to play with- and so darn fancy with so many features that I find myself being a bit overwhelmed by it all if I don't stop and try just one new thing at a time.  So I decided to see how it quilted without trying the stitch regulator yet- just regular free motion quilting.  I wanted to see if it felt at all like my Activa 210 that I have grown so accustomed to in the past 5 years.  I was pleased as punch to find that the feeling of quilting was just about the same (just a lot more space and the new machine is sooo much smoother and faster) - which made me instantly comfortable and at ease.  I really have enjoyed quilting this little block I made up a while back- just for fun.  I am not done yet, just enjoying a little bit at a time, enjoying doing something familiar on this very new and unfamiliar machine.  Enjoying getting to know her slowly and at a pace that feels right.  Can't wait to see how the stitch regulator feels now.  That will be my next try.  Stay tuned!