Happy Caturday everyone! ❤️ If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may have seen my excitement build up on my stories posts. I have been waiting patiently for this particular parcel to arrive for months now!! I was fortunate enough to chat with Harry from Barnett’s Laptop Hoops and schemed up the perfect hand quilting hoop for me! If you don’t know about … Continue reading My new Barnett’s Laptop hoop!
Woo-hoo!! My very first machine quilted quilt DONE! 🙂 I took the easy route and quilted diagonal lines across the whole thing, I’m very happy with the end result! After I basted this quilt (you can read about that here) , I had initially wanted to hand quilt it. I was doing a simple X, from corner to corner, in each square. But with many … Continue reading Baby quilt : Machine quilting DONE!!
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*
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 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!
Ok, this post is WAY overdue! 🙂 But alas, it’s here!! A photo timeline of the very first hand quilt I’ve quilted. As a self taught hand quilter, I learned most of this from youtube videos, but also missed a couple things. Lets begin shall we! I found the pattern above on Joan’s project website, then proceeded to go pick out fabric: KITTY THEMED! I … Continue reading My very first hand quilted kitty quilt! 🙂
Since getting my crafty room up and running, I’ve been so busy! 🙂 a good busy and I just ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! I’m so grateful to have such a supportive family, as well as friends and new fellow bloggers and quilters! Thank you everyone for a nice welcome and positive feedback; I really appreciate it! I’ve been thinking up so many new projects and with … Continue reading What I’ve been doing in my new hideaway and future posts!