Blog - Tag: appliqué

"Text It" Blog Hop

Text It by Sherri Noel

My friend Sherri Noel has just published a new book, "Text It".  Sherri and I have been in the same quilt guild for years  and have so much in common as quilt designers.  When she asked me to make a quilt from her new book and blog about it, I knew I was going to make the "1 Sheep" quilt!  After reading all about "Counting Sheep", tell me the one thing that helps you relax before bed in a comment below to enter the give-away!  Tag a friend in the comment for an extra chance to win!

Getting out of a Quilting Slump - Day 27

Pat Cox Book

So, now that the BOM quilt is finished (and don't forget the big reveal day and sign up  for the Quilt-Along is January 1!) what will I work on next?  I have so many ideas, but nothing is fully formed and ready to jump right in.  No fabric is calling to me, and no fresh idea is nagging at me, waiting to get done.  I guess I am in a Quilting Slump!   

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I have a secret....Blog post 17 of the December challenge

But I'm terrible at keeping secrets from you!  The BOM quilt is finished!  It is 11pm and I just stitched on the outer half square triangle border.  But I couldn't show you a photo of the quilt, even if I wanted to!  

I sew in my basement.  The ceilings are very low and the sewing room is very small...and the quilt...well, it's a big one! It is pinned to my design wall, trailing on the floor and spilling over around the corner on a second wall.  

Do You EQ? Electric Quilt has Received a Face Lift. Blog Challenge Day 8

eq8

Over the years I have been slowly learning how to use the Electric Quilt software  This week we installed an upgrade to our EQ software, EQ8.  Kari Schell is my EQ expert.  I met Kari at CABS, the Creative Arts Business Summit that I went to last year.  The best thing about CABS was meeting such wonderfully knowledgeable people. In the last year, my knowledge of drawing appliqué blocks has grown by leaps and bounds with Kari's guidance.

Blog Post Challenge - Day 6

Christmas Baubles

Our latest holiday pattern using the Hearts and More templates is Christmas Baubles.  This pattern is quick to make if you need a last minute handmade gift.  

Wouldn't it be fun to cut circles out of fabrics containing your favorite animals?  A kitty tree would be just adorable!  Nancy Sullivan, one of my Certified Instructors, made her pretty quilt using bright red cardinals in some of the circles.  

We managed to get the bike ride in on Day Three of the 31 day blog challenge!

Sue is bundled up for the ride!

Thank you to all of you for your encouragement about keeping up with the 31 day blog writing challenge!  Thanks to my sister, Maria, the blog is and comments are now working properly. So please leave me comments below, and I promise to read them and hopefully find time to respond to them!  

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Biking and Quilting on this beautiful Fall New England Day!

Bike quilt from Houston

It is a bright, clear, beautiful morning here in New England.  I am waiting for the temp to warm up so I can go for a bike ride with my hubby Jeffrey today.   This is something we try to do once a week, granted I am not traveling, there is no snow on the ground and the temperature is above 40 degrees.  If you are not from around here, you may think that 40 degrees is a little cold to get out on your bike!  But in New England if it is sunny and bearable, it is best to get outside and enjoy the beautiful state we live in!  If I don't get a little outdoor tim

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