Monday, March 30, 2015

Here's my new tablecloth for a pub table using four blocks
from the Jacqueline Steves BOM.
I used applique from Lynette Anderson patterns.
I added some extra colors to the embroidery 
with Derwent watercolor pencils.


Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thread sampler inspired by Lori Kennedy at the Inbox Jaunt.
It was a lot of fun and I learned a lot.
This was the first time I carefully tied off my beginning and ending threads.
I also tried out a few new FMQ motifs and templates.
Finally, I now have a record of how my threads look when used in machine quilting.

I love the back too.

Friday, March 20, 2015


New placemats for spring.



Fig Tree mini quilt in my favorite colors. Finished December 2014.



Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rabbits Prefer Chocolate, a Bunny Hill Design.
This is my scrappy version using my stash.
The stems are made, ready to machine applique.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here's a mini wall hanging (about 6X10") with a beach bicycle I made for Amanda for her 29th birthday. It matches her new bicycle she'll be using in San Diego. I did surface embroidery, used my Derwent watercolor pencils set with textile medium and FMQ ruler cross-hatching.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sewing Room Wall Hanging

A fun quilt for me with machine applique, hand embroidery
and FMQ on my Janome Horizon.
Thanks to Lori Kennedy at the Inbox Jaunt for the spool quilting motif.
The scissors were from my doodling and her encouragement to try new ideas.
The sewing charms are from Bohemian Findings @ Etsy.

Here are the FMQ spools and floral motifs.

I tried some FMQ words around the thimble.
I like my FMQ scissors around the applique scissor block.
 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

King size Sampler Quilt

Here's the finished quilt my husband wanted me to make. 
I call it "Quilt a Dream" 
It's my homage to what I love to quilt: 
Applique and hand embroidery from from Bunny Hill and Lynette Anderson, 
piecing from Ryokan and other traditional blocks. 
And my favorite thing: FMQ on my Janome Horizon.
I love it:) 
I designed the layout in 2013 and finished quilting the FMQ this July.
(I quilted the top in four quarter sections 
and the borders and then assembled to finish quilting)
Here's the first assembled quadrant before quilting