Hi to all my sewing and quilting enthusiasts! I just thought I would let you know I am in Barrie this weekend at All About Sewing with my trunk show of quilts. There will be demos, class samples to see and sign up and refreshments! See details below.
It's a free event but please call the store to reserve a seat, all are welcome and bring a friend!
The kids are back in school Yay!!
Fall is the perfect time to cozy up with a new craft project that is just for you. Craftsy has put ALL classes on sale!
Over 1,000 classes available! Get better at what you love to do!
Take a class at these savings while you can, do it at your pace through this online class platform while the kids are learning new stuff at school. You deserve it too!
Sale starts today and ends 09/09/2018
Happy Friday ❤️
This months mini is going much smaller with blocks (3 geese) at 1" x 1.5" finished.
I am in love with flying geese lately and thought it appropriate with the fact that some birds will fly south soon. Oh no, not what we want to hear!
This finished quilt measures only about 7" wide x 8.25" complete with sashing, borders and binding. It had to be paper pieced to be accurate. Fun to do but a serious challenge, especially to get the sashing, borders and binding as even as possible.
See the size of the block below, tiny in my hand.
Helpful tools for this project?
The 6" add a quarter ruler
Bobbin fill fine thread for embroidery, I found it useful for tiny piecing as it creates less bulk.
I think I got mini flying geese out of my system, at least for now LOL
Challenge yourself to a mini quilt this month!
Happy Wednesday and Happy September❤️
I recently purchased a Brother Scan N Cut CM 650
I mean no disservice to any other cutting methods! I just have wanted this for a long time and realize it's potential for both paper crafting and quilting and decided I wanted to make it one of my new studio tools. So far so great! I am having lots of fun with it. This machine has 1,000 plus designs and several fonts to cut or draw. There is also "Canvas Workspace" a web based design location linked to your purchase where you can work on more designs!
My idea is to use it mainly for appliqué but you can also cut out stencils, quilt blocks, draw, resize and scan designs to be used in quilting. So far I have found it to be very user friendly and lots of tutorials online.
Take a look at the first (of many I hope) projects below:
I will show and share as I complete other projects but this was fun, even though I am not ready for fall :(
I am thinking of many more projects to come... oh no :0)
With school back in session this would be a great tool for teachers! Where to get it? See below:
Have a great Tuesday and I hope the first day of school for your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews and the coming year is a happy one❤️
While you are busy getting the kids back to school and thinking about what you may be able to do this fall for yourself, consider Craftsy, they have up to 50% off supplies this Labour Day week. Sale starts August 31 and hurry it ends monday!
Have a safe and happy long weekend!
Hi Everyone, some of you may be wondering, "what is Robin up to these days?, she sure as heck is not blogging about it?!"
I am always busy and I realize my whole life is consumed with making things because it fulfills me in a positive way. Even rainy/stormy days are not boring for me because there is always something to do if you are a "Maker". I am sure there are a lot of you out there who are never idle just like me. I truly believe that creating and staying busy is one of the keys to longevity, I guess time will tell!! I apologize for not getting back to my blogging.
I have actually been very busy with class samples for new and upcoming classes. I have 3 new classes "Next Steps in Free Motion Quilting", "Explore Thread Painting" (New Samples) and an upcoming "Angela Walters Rulers Class" (Samples under development).
Check out descriptions here or click on the "teaching" tab above or have a look at some of my photos below:
Close-up of Flowers:
The backs of my thread painted projects are shown below, I love how they turned out!
Next Steps in Free Motion Quilting class samples shown below:
Want to take a class with me? Check out the schedule for locations and dates at the top of the teaching page.
I would love to help you enhance your quilting and sewing experiences.... so join me as I share my knowledge with you. Stay tuned for the Angela Walters Rulers Class info, it will be posted very soon!
Need more info? Feel free to contact me here
Have a great Thursday!
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Happy, Happy Wednesday :)
For our August Monthly Mini Quilt, it's summer so I was thinking a summer quilt. Not to mention the fact that it was 30+c at the time I was making this quilt and we were having a heat wave ! I had the air conditioning blasting while working in my studio.
The blocks in the above quilt number 20 in total, the quilt measures approximately 9" wide x 10" tall and each block measures a mere 1.75" wide x 2" tall. They are tiny!
What I used to make the flying geese roofs, easy and accurate? Eleanor Burns' Quilt in a Day Flying Geese Ruler
I designed this quilt in EQ8 because with each block being so small, I did not want to rely on my own math for accuracy. The key to working with minis is accurate cutting and accurate sewing.
The most fantastic tools for this Mini Summer Beach Huts quilt project?
I hope you have a great wednesday! ❤️
I know crafters and DIY'ers are buzzing about why Craftsy.com is rebranding? I cannot answer this question and I do not have an MBA. I do believe maybe it's all about business and guess what?---- We all need to work , we all need to keep crafting alive and accept progress. So if Bluprint keeps crafting alive and thriving, so be it and I am all for it.
They are also expanding life style categories and allowing viewers to see a lot more cooking, BBQ, yoga, family, dance, fitness, yoga, home decor, entertain, wood working, jewellery making and so much more. What I do know is that with the internet being what it is, this is a way to stream all kinds of content, expand on content and get it out to consumers and that is a good thing. Sure beats TV to me!!
Basically, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has a majority stake in Craftsy since May 2017. So the "Unlimited" portion or ongoing subscription portion of Craftsy.com will now be "Bluprint". Bluprint will also expand it's repetoir of classes, tutorials, crafting how- tos to multiple lifestyle categories and I believe this is exciting!
Craftsy.com will still exist for "a la carte classes". Which means if you go to Craftsy.com you can still see individual classes and keep the classes you have already purchased. See a link to a great article about all of this re-branding here
Also, there will be some new experts like Today Show's Dylan Dreyer, Al Roker and Padma Lakshmi from Top Chef as new talent showing their skills and this is certainly a very positive draw and very exciting for me!
Have a Look at Angela Walters video all about the changes below:
You be the judge
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Have a great friday and a wonderful weekend❤️
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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