It's that time of the year again when I am finally finished with classes, long arm quilting, trunk shows and writing to attempt some of my own Christmas preparations.
By no means am I complaining the "quilting" world has been excellent to me in 2019. Thanks to all who have booked me to teach or do trunk shows and to those with whom I have had the privilege to quilt their quilts. Also, Thanks to QUILTsocial who has hired me to write their blog posts x 4 weeks this year. I say it all the time, I love my job and it does not feel like a job.
I just wanted to share what I have been up to for fun this time. It is not all quilting related but it is definitely crafty/cooking/quilting prep for the Christmas season. See my photos below:
I made the above wreath out of loop it yarn and $store brush trees, so easy! 5 minutes to make seriously, maybe I will post a tutorial later???
We made some gingerbread houses for upcoming Christmas decor and just for fun. Can you tell by the look on my crazy husbands face and the smile on mine that this was an absolute hoot. Everybody else's gingerbread house stood up tall and mine is so crooked and goofy looking! I'd say it probably matches my personality. But never mind, we had so many laughs.
I have made 3 sets of the above double ended oven mitts for add ons to gifts as I absolutely love mine. The free download for the pattern is available here.
I always joke in my Free Motion Class that practise makes perfect and that students should be giving everyone a pot holder for Christmas so that they can practise their free motion stitches. I was not kidding :) the above is one of mine. Practising meandering/warming up my fingers. For the above pot holder as you can see I just used a 10 x 10 square from a gorgeous Christmas panel that I had.
That's all for now I am sure I will be getting into more crafty trouble before Christmas get's here and will share ideas as time goes on.
Until then, stop and listen to the music, enjoy the season and just breath. 🎄
Hi everyone, I hope you are keeping warm and toasty this weekend with our minus degree weather!
Speaking of warm..... this week at www.quiltsocial.com from Dec 2-6th, I'll be talking about getting ready for holiday gift giving and DIY'ing the gift of warmth in the form of a last minute and super easy Fireside Drunkards Path Lap Quilt.
I have used Banyan Batiks, Jungle Rose Cool fabric for this project from Northcott, I talk about the stuff needed to make it, how to cut it out, easy sewing with 1/4 circles, innovative "appliquilting", super duper fast sandwiching and creative quilt design ideas. Free Pattern Download!!!! Yay
Follow along Dec 2-6th at www.quiltsocial.com and give this quilt a try. The fabric is so pretty !
Let the unboxing begin!
I just received gorgeous fabric from Northcott and the Heatnbond, Gutermann and Fairfield notions (shown below) to help with an exciting original design that I will be discussing on QUILTsocial the week of Dec 2-6th.
My design is completed and I am hoping y'all will mark your calendars to see what I have come up with.
A few small clues: it's fast, easy, quilted, visually dynamic and you can make it just in time for Christmas!
To see the project check out www.quiltsocial.com on Dec 2, 2019.
Until then, Happy Sewing!
Recently, at one of my quilters guild meetings a member and friend asked: "What are you up to these days?" " I see your posts about QUILTsocial.com but what about you?"
So here you have it, a photo montage of the happenings in my studio, always lots going on.
Lot's of work but I feel that I have the best job ever!
Recent Longarm Quilting:
Recent Quilted Sample for Classes for 2019/2020
Recent Personal Quilting Project:
Very Recent "Guided Workshop" with Friends Fabulous Fusible Fun!
I will post pictures of the finished quilts once I get my hands on them!
Oh and did I mention I am teaching almost every weekend (especially in November).
Need a teacher or trunk show artist?
Check out my teaching schedule here to book and contact to email me.
Never a dull, boring or uninspired moment.
Always creating, yes I am unapologetically obsessed.
Happy Wednesday! 😊
Monday to Friday this week I am blogging all about Bosal In-R-Form, a fantastic foam stabilizer for bags.
Today, I started the DATE NIGHT CLUTCH and seriously it's easy, there are lots of small steps to make it ( but they are baby steps). Also, learn to add a professional, discreet zippered pocket, use D rings and a lobster claw to add and/or remove straps.
So join me here to see what it's all about and make yourself this cute clutch. You deserve it!
I'm so excited as I received some goodies in the mail a few weeks ago and I'll show you what they are below:
I was thinking bags when coming up with my concept for QUILTsocial and Bosal In-R-Form is just the product to make these bags oh so structured, sturdy and professional.
I asked for some bag hardware and was sent lots. There will be future posts using all of this hardware from UNIQUE Sewing but I also used some for next weeks blogging.
It's SEW nice to make DIY bags with BOSAL!
Check out my blogging with QUILTsocial next week Oct 14-18 all about Bag making with BOSAL,UNIQUE Sewing and Northcott Fabric. There's a free pattern download and complete instructions on how to make a sturdy (carry it all) "Library Tote" and a really cute "Date Night Clutch".
Happy Thanksgiving this weekend, enjoy your time with family❤️
If you are interested in a free motion class, this class is for you. All skill levels welcome!
Check out the "Teaching page" (above menu) for a class description here
Robin is available on certain dates for guild, retail stores or quilting groups.
Have a look at the Teaching Schedule for available dates.
Yes it's true you can make your own textiles with Sulky Ultra Solvy and the tiniest of fabric scraps you've been hanging on to!
Check it out today at QUILTsocial.com with a free tutorial to show you how to do this.
Have a great weekend and I hope you have enjoyed my tutorials and discussions about Sulky Stabilizers this week at QUILTsocial.com.
Happy Wednesday! Today I am discussing Sulky Paper Solvy at QUILTsocial.com, a really cool product that dissolves in water and eliminates the need to remove the paper when appliquéing , paper piecing, english paper piecing, embroidery and a whole lot more. Check it out how I use it for a circle applique here.
Have a great day!
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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