Hi everyone, I certainly have missed the time to share with you what I am up to. I am late writing about this mini quilt, however it was completed in February! There are some changes happening in my life and therefore I have been busily completing other deadlines prior to sharing news with my blog followers.
The changes I speak of are very happy ones! My daughter, son-in-law and baby grandson are moving back to Ontario from BC and are moving in with us temporarily until they find their way again. I am excited but it means that I have been working my tail feathers off getting ready to accommodate them.
What this means in my quilting world? I had 6 long arm quilts to finish in the month of February alone! Along with teaching, sample making, organizing, long arm training with my youngest daughter, general house work and working on some upcoming writing for QUILTsocial.com , I have not had a minute to write on my own blog.
Tomorrow, I fly out to Edmonton to assist my daughter with the baby and to bring them home on a flight to Ontario. My son-in-law will follow with a truck and trailer of their household goods. Of course I am very excited. So this is all good news!!
Below is a pic of the stack of quilts I have been working on :
Now lets talk about the February Mini Quilt, I decided to use up some piecing left over in my scrap bin and challenged myself a bit to make a mini from it. It is really quite simple but I just wanted to use up some strip pieced colours and see what I could do with it. The below is what I started with:
In between snuggles with Eli (my grandson) and catching up with the kids, I will try to share more of what is happening in my quilting world. Stay tuned also for lots of fun ideas I will be blogging about with QUILTSocial.com and sharing on my blog here at www,quiltingintheloft.com.
Happy Thursday ❤️
Hi everyone, I hope you are all staying warm while we are experiencing our January freeze. "Out like a Lion" "In like a Lamb", maybe there is hope for February?
I have been suffering today with a cold and decided to stay home and get my January mini quilt done-better late than never!
The picture of it is below and it is a landscape quilt, kinda artsy and showing January, cold and frosty as it is right now.
The process of making this quilt was really very simple and completely by machine. I started with a simple line drawing shown below:
Fabric was then cut out based on the paper templates:
The fabric parts were all sewn together with a tiny zig zag and matching thread:
My quilt is now ready to be sandwiched with 2 layers of batting, to show texture on the quilt:
My feed dogs are lowered and a free motion foot is put on my machine and trees are free motion stitched:
More trees and snowflakes in the sky are added along with swirling winds and texture lines in the snow:
Stay warm and stay safe on those roads and challenge yourself to make a winter landscape!❤️
Today at QUILTsocial.com I am talking about awesome UNIQUE Longarm Pattern Tracing Film and Film Transfer Pencils. If you struggle with lining up designs or figuring out what designs will work on your quilt, this product is the perfect solution. See what I am talking about below and go to QUILTsocial.com for more information.
I was so excited when these came in the mail to me to try and they delivered in more ways than one. I can now audition my designs prior to custom quilting my quilts. Tools like this make me so happy!
Check it out at QUILTsocial.com
Happy Friday ❤️
Today QUILTsocial.com I am talking about the new 120 " Zero Center Measuring Tape from UNIQUE Longarm and the New Dust Brush from UNIQUE Longarm. Measure a large quilt with ease and dust every nook and cranny of your machine!
I believe these tools are what we have been waiting for!
Check out what I have to say at QUILTsocial.com
Happy Wednesday! ❤️
Today at QUILTsocial.com I will be talking about thread nets and how they can avoid thread pooling and pesky tension issues and why the new UNIQUE longarm thread nets are simply awesome!
Check out my review of UNIQUE longarm thread nets at QUILTsocial.com today.
Happy Tuesday, I am discussing reverse action tweezers from UNIQUE Longarm and why they are so great for long arm quilters and domestic (sit down) quilting. I am sharing this valuable information today on QUILTsocial.com.
Read all about these UNIQUE longarm reverse action tweezers and why they are essential in my sewing room today at QUILTsocial.com.
Have a great day!❤️
Want to hear about great a great new line of tools for longarm quilters and specifically pins and a magnetic pin bowl designed for the long arm industry? All tools are from the new line UNIQUE LONGARM.
Head on over to QUILTsocial.com today to read all about it.
Have a great Monday and check out my blog posts at QUILTsocial.com all week for great info on tools for longarm quilters' ❤️
Hi everyone, I am happy to share with you that I am writing again as a guest contributor this time about 9 new and exciting new longarm tools by UNIQUE LONGARM from January 14-18 at QUILTsocial.com. That's Monday to Friday Next week!
Be sure to read my blog posts each day as I explain each tool and why they are so useful. To find out about QUILTsocial.com check it out here starting Monday Jan 14- 18.
I will be discussing, a 120" measuring tape, glass head pins. large pearl head pins, thread nets, reverse action tweezers, a long dust brush, a large magnetic pin bowl, design transfer film and transfer pencils all designed for the longarm industry (useful for sit down sewers as well).
Also, if you are interested, ask your local quilt or sewing shop to order them in for you. You won't be disappointed in these quality tools!
Happy Friday! Stay Warm ❤️
Like everything in life stuff changes and I personally embrace this change as I purchased a Bluprint annual membership not too long ago and have been really enjoying it.
Why this change?
Craftsy has been around for the past 7 years with great success but like all things in business, things morph and change and effective January 8th Bluprint.com can offer us all more crafting categories and expert guidance on to fit everyone's skill level and schedule with expanded categories including life style and fitness as well as all of the previous craft and art categories. To summarize it's kind of a bigger platform to consolidate and expand upon learning more!
I have been enjoying all of my new Bluprint classes while still being able to access my Craftsy previously purchased classes and products!
Some notes below from Craftsy Co- Founder and CEO of Bluprint John Levisay:
Everything you loved about Craftsy & more
The Craftsy experience you know and love — with affordable
supplies and accessible classes — is staying the same, just under
the new Bluprint name. Beginning Tuesday, January 8th, you’ll
be able to:
•Watch all of your previously purchased classes
•Buy individual classes to add to your library
•Order project kits + high-quality supplies
•Access all of our new and current content for one low monthly
or annual price
That's it in a nutshell folks. I am excited to see what new additions and enhancements are made to Bluprint.com in the future to make our crafting and lifestyle experiences even more exciting!
Have a great Wednesday! ❤️
Hi everyone, I sincerely hope you are experiencing a very happy New Year and that the year continues to unfold as happy and healthy.
Today, I am simply sharing some of my DIY projects for Christmas 2018. There are not as many as other years as I had some surgery earlier in December that really got in my DIY way. I hate when that happens!
I am happy to report I am well and back on track and hoping to make up for lost time. Creativity is such a happy place for me, I am always happy when making. So to sum up Christmas DIY of 2018, there was some ceramics, some felt work, some EPP (English Paper Piecing), a wee bit of sewing (rag rug) and some baking (cookies, cookies and more cookies).
The photos below show my Christmas 2018 DIY projects:
We had a wonderful Christmas with lots of family visiting (23 on Christmas day) and the highlight...... not to take away from visits with all my family and friends however..... we had a wonderful time with our grandson shown below. He smiles all the time and truly brought sunshine into our home. Children are so much fun at Christmas after all!
Have a great weekend and a fantastic 2019!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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