Monochromatic Quilts · Quilting Tips

Choosing colors for quilts

Choosing a color scheme for your next quilt project may be a nerve-wracking process for some quilters.  I recently heard that one person lets the shop staff choose her fabrics because she has no confidence in her own ability to select a pleasing color scheme. Don’t be afraid of color! Yes, there are some theoretical principles… Continue reading Choosing colors for quilts

Longarm Quilting Tips · Quilting Tips

Behind the Scenes – Loading a Quilt

Hello Friends!  Thanks for joining me for this peek at the process of quilting on a longarm. First, you may be wondering –  what the heck is a longarm?  I explain it as an industrial sewing machine.  It is about four feet long, mounted on tracks on a 10-foot long table, and I stand in… Continue reading Behind the Scenes – Loading a Quilt

Quilting Tips

Free Motion Monday #3 – True Blue Banner

I am still following the free motion quilting plan for the QOV quilt on my longarm. I started the blue section with simple parallel lines in the border.  I hope to move on to binding today. In the meantime, let’s look at my store banner again. I used lots of different free motion quilting designs… Continue reading Free Motion Monday #3 – True Blue Banner

Quilting Tips

Free Motion Monday #2 – Swoon Quilt

  Quilt tops sit in the unfinished pile when we don’t know how to quilt them.  The question is what design to use?  I try to consider the final destination/use of the quilt and the time available for the quilting process when I am settling on a design. This is my current longarm quilting project… Continue reading Free Motion Monday #2 – Swoon Quilt

General · Jelly Roll Quilts · Quilting Tips

But I don’t have time to quilt!

The typical image of a quilter is the retired grandmother who spends all day cutting up fabric and sewing adorable quilts for her multitude of grandchildren. The reality is that young quilters exist too, but many of us have full-time day jobs so you won’t find us shopping at 10am on Thursday mornings. Since time… Continue reading But I don’t have time to quilt!