I had the pleasure of taking THE log cabin class from, the one and only, Eleanor Burns; She has an incredible Koala studio in her home, Bear’s Paw Ranch in Julian,CA. It was a fun-filled day for me, starting with the drive to Julian. I was born and raised in the heart of L.A. and seeing all those acres of crops and land and animals … Continue reading Log Cabin in Julian with Eleanor burns 🙂 *Picture Loaded!*
Before I announce my winner, I want to say CONGRATULATIONS and happy 35th ANNIVERSARY to Eleanor Burns and Quilt in A Day!!! 🙂 I am still a new quilter,and am just buying QIAD books, but to those who have been readers and followers of Quilt in a Day since the beginning, thank you too for letting Eleanor and QIAD continue to make patterns and books … Continue reading And my Eleanor Burns Goodie Bag winner is!?!?!??!?!?!?!
I have been taking a Quilting 101 class and this is just a continuation of my progress! 🙂 The first part / intro to this Quilting 101 segment you can read here. Here is the shop’s mascot, Annie!! 🙂 She is the cutest!! And yes, she is sleeping on stacks and stacks of beautiful, packaged Babylock Crescendo and Symphony sewing machines!!!! I am determined to … Continue reading Quilting 101
Ok, basting, basting, BASTING!! My finger tips are pulsing a bit as I write this post; I pin basted a baby quilt using about 400 pins… Lol I’m a pin nut! Basting is when you “sandwich” your quilt backing, batting and quilt top, securing all three layers using one of three methods. Or at least I think there are three common methods of basting : … Continue reading Tutorial : How to pin baste a baby quilt 🙂 *PICTURE LOADED*
I met Jerry, and his lovely wife Marilyn, at the quilt festival and discovered this handsfree light. Their shop,Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Company , carries many adorable patterns, kits and this Beam N’ Read light! They are so kind! 🙂 I also purchased their sew simple pineapple book, I’ll post about that later. I took pictures of the box all around, it’s easier than me … Continue reading Beam N’ Read Handsfree light from Cotton & Chocolate Quilt Co.
I swear quilting and babies are so synonymous to me now!! I’ve always loved kids and want to start a family soon, a lot more now that I’m sewing and quilting!! There are so many adorable patterns, quilts, clothes, diapers and , oh my goodness, the list is endless of things I want to make for kids. Am I the only one with baby fever … Continue reading My new and IMPROVED Crafty Room! 🙂 Peg-walls and all!
This is a quilt that I’ve been “working on” since June… Lol After finishing my first hand quilted kitty quilt, I decided to make quilts for my family too. So this one is for my little sister, it’s a Boxed Squares quilt using a pastel jelly roll from Joan’s. I decided to make this quilt bigger, instead of making 10 rows of 8 squares , … Continue reading A quilt for my sister- “Boxed Squares”
I started taking a Quilting 101 class, at the quilt cupboard, where we will be putting together a quilt with 9 blocks, each using a different technique. We are using “make your first quilt” by M’liss Rae Hawley. This is Annie, the quilt shop’s mascot! 🙂 oh my goodness she’s the cutest!! :)) Here is the wonderful Jill, an incredible teacher , who makes my … Continue reading Quilting 101
OK! I’ve been so busy with SO many things! But I will do a brief run through as to what I’ve been up to and what you can expect soon! As you know, I bought some foam tiles and “installed them with Raymond, Jeanie and my amazing contractors help! 🙂 My contractor also put perforated hardboard, AKA pegboards, on both of my walls in my … Continue reading What I’m working on 🙂
I took a hand-quilting class, shortly after finishing my first hand quilted quilt. The amazing Jill, at The Quilt Cupboard, taught me how to properly stitch/ hand-quilt using the rocking motion. It was quite fun learning how to quilt the right way! Lol We sandwiched muslin, batting and some plaid fabric on a hoop. Jill had us trace and stitch a pretty medallion-like stencil design! … Continue reading My hand-quilting class with Jill!