QuiltCon 2016 – The Quilting

One of the most inspirational parts of QuiltCon was seeing the creativity and intricacy of the quilting. I have been doing longarm for two years and have been slowly branching out and trying new things. The beautiful quilts of QuiltCon definitely inspired some new thinking for me. Here are some of my favorites from a…

Dressing Things Up

  Well after two years and hundreds of orders from both craft shows and Etsy, I am dressing things up. I guess all those happy, shiny Vistaprint commercials finally got to me.   First up, labels for my tea towels. Unfortunately they are too big for the front unless I get bigger bags which isn’t going to…

A Day of Quilting

Yesterday was a great day. One of my BFFs, Jen, came to visit for a quick overnight and some longarm quilting action. I had done one quilt for her but she hadn’t yet tried the machine herself. She came prepared with three quilts (she is not al all ambitious!!!) and Kahlua and I gathered the…

Getting Started on the Longarm

We got back from visiting my parents in Florida yesterday and the first thing I did was start practicing on the longarm machine. Cathy and Dale from The City Quilter were kind enough to leave some muslin set up so I could practice right away. After a bunch of practice yesterday, I was ready to…