I'm working on an exciting new quilt design today on Electric Quilt 8 . A fantastic design program for quilting. There is so much geometry, math & design ideas to quilting that it really does challenge your mental capacity at times. So, I'll give you a sneak peak of a block and you will probably think "What the heck will that make?" . Believe it or not it will make a very dynamic quilt for a special event in Southwestern Ontario. Do I have your curiosity? Well thats all I can say for now!
Stay tuned, I'll be sharing the quilt idea with you soon! Happy Thursday
Recently, I attended my sorority Christmas dinner & it was lovely. We all (9 of us) decided to continue with the tradition of small consumable or practical gifts for each other. The key being small. When you have to buy gifts for8 individuals all at once you will want it to be affordable.
I also think this gift idea would make an excellent hostess gift, so here is what I did in photo narrative:
My panel had rectangle & square mug rugs on it. I used only the 8" squares & made 8 of them into a mug rug as shown below:
I packaged the mug rugs up into goodie bags with hot chocolate packets, hot chocolate bombs & marshmallows.
Just an idea but it would make a great hostess gift too for <$5.00 per person. If you see these panels around on your quilt shop trips, don't overlook them. In my book all fabric is beautiful!
I hope you are enjoying the season of giving! 🎄
I had a trunk show this week in person at the Region of York Quilters Guild meeting . Ahhhh it was so much fun to be in person again. These are some seriously talented quilters and they were so welcoming. Thank You to all who attended & were so enthusiastic.!
I'm hosting a zoom ruler work class with them at the end of Nov. - Looking forward to it.
Below are some photos from the evening including some ruler work, my just released Crumb Pieced Star in a Star quilt pattern & my "Frequency" quilt (purchased from Craftsy.com as a kit). If you need a Trunk Show artist for your group or guild, my dates for 2023/2024 are filling fast. Feel free to get in touch with me here
Have a great weekend and I hope you all get to spend time in your happy place this weekend.... wherever that may be!
Simply sharing to inspire. Photos of some recent long arm quilting finishes for a customer, she loves civil war/traditional quilts & piecing. Her colour arrangements are lovely.
I quilted these two quilts on my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm Machine using "Angel Wings" and "Marocco" pantographs & the BERNINA #9 Free Motion Foot. Hand guided edge to edge quilting work with my lazer light. It was a pleasure to work on & see this customers quilts!
Have a great wednesday ☀️
In case any of my followers want to know what's going on behind the scenes when there is radio silence from me. Trust me nothing is ever silent in my world! I believe life is for living & pursuing passions. Therefore behind the scenes there is always a behive of creative activity! Just a few minutes ago at 630am I was responding to Bernina Blog comments. Last evening I was working on my Bernina Q20 & a customer quilt. I was also prepping for a Thread Painting Class at Creekbank Sewing this Tuesday and reviewing my new Crumb Pieced Star In a Star Pattern (soon to be available on my website). So yes radio silence is non existent!
Some photos of the "Behive" are shown below
Oh yes & I forgot to mention, I have a mini tutorial to prep for monday with my tiny sewing group. We are making chicken mittens.
Oh darn, I have a demo Monday night I better get on it. But that's after I take in the St Jacobs Market today! Have a great weekend everyone. Stay warm, it's starting to feel like fall! brrr🍁
After a busy summer, I was finally able to complete my Crumb Pieced Star in a Star quilt sample for my newest class. Such a great process to revisit some gorgeous fabric, make new fabric, reuse, recycle, sustainable type scrappy quilting with an organized vision. My kind of scrappy! It's heavily quilted and quilting suggestions are discussed in this class. If you are interested in a class and have a group of 10 or more people, feel free to get in touch to organize a class with me. The math is done for a 18 x 18", 27 x 27" or 55 x 55" quilt. Get in touch with me here & check out my teaching page to see other samples for this class, scroll down to see photos. The pattern in now available on my shop page!
Have a great week!
Hi everyone, I know by now the kidlets are heading back to school. I am embarking on a new adventure too!
I am excited, honoured and thrilled to announce that I am officially a BERNINA Ambassador! It's been quite a few months in the making with lot's of emails & E conferences back & forth to BERNINA in Switzerland. I will be writing on a monthly basis for the BERNINA International Blog or BERNINA Blog and sharing projects, techniques and my enthusiasm for all things BERNINA!
I have loved BERNINA's since about 2000 & can't get enough of their machines, accessories and features. As most of you know, I recently purchased a new Q20 BERNINA Long Arm Machine which is a dream machine, no exaggeration! Please have a look at my introductory BERNINA blog post here
I hope you will also join me in this journey, I'll post on FB, Instagram, YouTube and on this blog as usual except their will be lots more content to share and projects to inspire on a monthly basis. Don't worry I will share links to the BERNINA Blog so that you can find out what I'm up too! Wish me luck! lol
I would love to see your comments, suggestions, ideas or whatever you have to say. Show me some love! Support a fellow Canadian 🇨🇦 Thanks also for your continued support and for following me always!
Hi to all of my quilting friends , I hope you are all having a great Monday.
Just letting you know that my Log Cabin 'She Shed' Tutorial is now up on YouTube with a free pattern download, get the FREE pattern here & have a look at my video, please don't forget to subscribe 😊
Have a great week!
Just sharing the fact that I'm not a one dimensional crafter!!!! LOL
I restored the table below, the legs were rusty, dirty, ugly and the glass top had crumbled into tiny pieces. (it was super boring in brown tiles) . Brown is not a colour in my colour wheel.!!
I decided to sand it down, paint the legs and base with copper(ish) bronze (ish) paint (with mega help from my husband) and change the top to a quilty mosaic. So I am one dimensional!!
Cannot get away from the quilt in me......
It was a fun diversion from all of my quilting. Just thought I'd share. So much better to restore and reuse than buy again. I'm super proud of how it turned out.
I used Le Page Poly Fill Pre mixed grout found here. Mosaic glass tiles found here , Goop glue found here (to glue the tiles) It took about 3 days.
How I did it?
If you want to try this project and have any questions, drop me a line through the contact tab above ! I'll be having a tea cup or a glass of wine on that table shorly 😊
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 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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