Had such a great day yesterday teaching Free Motion Quilting in MountForest at Creekbank Sewing. These students were so proficient. I hope they love FMQ as much as I do! Great class, if you or anyone you know is interested call Creekbank Sewing at 519-323-6935 or contact above and I can set up a virtual class as well!
Happy Wednesday & Have A Great Day! 😊🌷
Just showing & sharing my Bernina Rulerwork class today with Amanda Murphy Rulers. & others Such a fun class with a great group of ladies! Thanks again to those who attended. See the photo of fun below! If you are interested in a class contact me here.
Check out my blog post at Blog Bernina about using the BERNINA Circular Attachment #83, a versatile tool for creatives. In this post you can make a quilt as you go table center piece & embroider a lamp mat /candle mat. This is the end of my 3 part series but of course not the end of creativity with this amazing attachment!
Today on Blog Bernina ( the International blog) I am talking about making absorbent, colourful, practical felt coasters & centering fabric circle appliques & drunkards path blocks with the BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment #83. It's amazing and a versatile tool for creatives. Check out the blog article here and please feel free to comment or ask questions if you have any at all!
Happy Spring & Happy Easter! Over the next 3 days I will be featuring projects using the BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment #83 on Blog Bernina here. Please have a look, there will be over 6 creative projects including: circle piecing, quilting, quilt as you go, applique, embroidery & working with felt. Maybe the Easter weekend will give you some time to read along? I sure hope so. Don't be afraid to make comments or ask questions below or at the end of my blog post on blog.bernina.com
Have a great Easter weekend!🐥
Quilt #6 for 2023 is Modern!
Just showin' & sharin' my last quilt for the month of February & #6 for 2023- A modern log cabin customer quilt. Quilted on my amazing BERNINA Q20 Long Arm with a Bauhaus panto design. Out like a lamb!
Lets hope March is good to us and is not a "LION". grrr that won't be good. Happy Tuesday!
Custom Quilt "Mary Poppins"
I've made it kind of a rule not to do custom quilts from scratch quilts ie. design to completion. They are so labour intensive! However this next quilt I'm talking about today was a "special circumstance" quilt where I just could not say no. My customer had a Mary Poppins panel and really wanted it made for her granddaughter & felt she 1) did not understand how to convert this small panel into a twin sized quilt and 2) needed someone else to design & make it for personal reasons.
So I'll discuss my process first. I got the dimensions of the panel over the phone & found a pic of the panel online and then took the dimensions and plugged it into EQ8 (Electric Quilt 8) Quilt Design Software. The design I came up with is below. You will notice flowers in the borders in black (daisy like) these are to dress up the rather large borders. I also have an excellent quilting pattern in mind. I explained all of this to my customer and she approved of it.
Some up close pics of the quilting "Daisies Galore" & appliqued daisies is shown below. The daisies were designed & drawn out, fused with heat-n-bond and zig zag stitched with a small stitch width & length & matching thread. These daisies match the daisies on Mary's dress and create interest in the border.
It turned out that while still labour intensive, this quilt was fun to make and the colours speak to me as joyful. The quilting made the borders look almost as if they have a veil of lace daisies, the appliques & the variable binding helped to tie in the colours. I am really happy with the results and hoping my customer will be too!
Enjoy your week!
Just in Time For Valentines Day!
Figuring out a quilt design for a One Block Heart/Valentines Day here on the Bernina International Blog today. My tips and free download may just help you to figure out what quilt designs to consider for your next quilt. There's lots of great articles and tutorials all related to sewing & quilting. Some really neat stuff at www.blog.bernina.com/en
Be sure to check it out.
Happy Friday! ❤️
Long Arm Quilting This Week
Behind the scenes I am always working in my studio although the past few weeks I have been tied up with family responsibilities. My turn around time for custom quilting has taken a nose dive along with my blogging. My intention this week was to get back on track & therefore, I have started this week by working on my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm.
I also have intentions this year of sharing most of what I am doing with the hope to inspire you by communicating via social media & blogging about it. Although, I have blogged frequently in the past, there is a lot of work that I do not share. Blogging for me is also a great way to keep track of my work.,much like a scrapbook. So with that intention written & communicated out in a public space, I hereby declare that I will share my work and will not be shy about even the most trivial of projects. I am also hereby declaring that all projects are valid and hopefully you will learn some tips from me? Let's see !!
Below are recent finishes this to date:
This first quilt design " Bauhaus" was requested by my customer as it is a gift for a man in her life, she thought it looked a little more masculine than some designs. I chose teal thread to blend with the top fabric & backing allowing the panel like scene fabrics to sing. The second pattern wildflowers was inspired by the floral patterns on the quilt, I also chose the gold thread to match the backing & blend on top of the quilt. I wanted that beautiful floral fabric to be the star of the show. There are many ways to think about quilting designs. Hopefully, this year I will be able to share more tips for choosing quilt designs.
Sew Two Easy Gifts For Mom To Be
I have written my article for the BERNINA Blog and it's all about last minute gifts for a mom to be in your life. If you need a baby gift or last minute Christmas gift that is easy, affordable & practical for a mom to be have a look at the blog post here. If you need more ideas for easy gifts for mom or baby, have a look here as well.
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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