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*
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! 🙂
I was walking around the quilt festival and came across Cheryl Ann’s Design Wall booth and just knew I had to have one of these in my crafty room! It’s such a neat concept: an easy to build stand, slip in a flannel piece of fabric, and with the slanted design, it holds your pieces of fabric! Maybe it’s just me wanting to simplify the … Continue reading Cheryl Ann’s Design Wall: A Must-Have in your Crafty Room! 🙂
On my third day at the quilt festival ,well actually everyday I was there, I snapped pictures with my iPad and it got a lot of attention! 🙂 I bought this skin ,at skinit.com, with Raymond’s baby picture 🙂 isn’t he adorable!? This picture was taken on the drive home when we first got Ray! He was only 3 pounds in this picture, now he’s … Continue reading My last day at the Quilt Festival!
I had the pleasure to attend the Iron Quilter’s Challenge, during the quilt festival at the Long Beach Convention Center, and it was UNFORGETTABLE !! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited about the event when I first read about it. “Culinary artists have done it, and now fabric artists try their hand (or hands) in Quilting Stadium! Be part of a … Continue reading The Iron Quilter’s Challenge !!
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!