October 6, 2013

The Local Fair

I always do my best when quilting. And I rarely see a quilt again once it goes back to its owner. Who knows where it might turn up! A client recently told me that the quilt she had meticulously pieced, and I had meticulously quilted, won a blue ribbon at the local Guilford Fair! Now I know a lot of quilters who have a lot of ribbons from a lot of fairs. But the fairs around here do now allow me to enter anything because I am a professional. Not a professional piecer, just a professional quilter. Someone else can piece the quilt and I can quilt it, but I am not allowed to piece my own quilt. Makes no sense to me, but that's the way it is. So anyway, I am very pleased that the quilt won :)

July 22, 2013

New Ventures

Well, it's not exactly a brand new venture. I bought the new "toy" 11 months ago! It's a Brother PR1000e 10 needle embroidery machine and it's awesome! I have so many ideas and envision many new projects. I'm not sure where it will lead me but I'm up for the ride!

Here is something I did today, it's a linen tea towel. I prewashed the towel so it won't shrink after the embroidery is done, that way it won't pucker. I think it turned out great!

July 7, 2013


Wow, it's been a long time! I've been busy quilting for other people, and quilting a few of my own. This quilt is from a workshop I took with Karen Combs called Patchwork Illusions. I was going to make more blocks with the risk of the whole project ending up in the UFO pile indefinitely. So instead I decided to just sew together the two blocks I made in class and go with it! The quilting was all improvisational, and it was fun! And it's d-o-n-e :)