Red & White Explosion: From the Agony of Defeat...
From quilt disaster to quilt redemption. Hear about the continuing saga of how Red & White Explosion was saved with a little help from my friends and Colorways by Vicki Welsh. You might find quilt redemption, too!
Red & White Explosion: From the Thrill of Victory....
The story behind the story of Red & White Explosion. For 3 years I poured my time and creativity into designing and hand stitching Red & White Explosion (66" x 66"). It was juried into Road to California 2018 and is a semi-finalist in AQS Paducah this spring. But after disaster struck I thought I would just have to throw it out. Find out what happened, and what I learned along the way that can help you.
Machine Reverse Applique - Part 3 of 4: Your Sewing Machine & You.
Explore what your sewing machine can do and how awareness of Needle- Eye coordination adds to your success. Plus get directions for making a practice piece to hone your machine stitching skills for use in Parts 4 & 5 of this series.
New 5 Part Blog Series on Machine Reverse Applique begins TODAY!
Machine Reverse Applique - Part 1 of 5: Creative Possibilities just released!
Welcome to Part 1 of this 5- part series on Machine Reverse Applique. Follow it and gain insight into how to prepare your piece and how to approach machine reverse applique to stitch with success. Become familiar with your sewing machine. Be aware of how you think about machine reverse applique. Learn tips for curves, circles, corners and acute points.
Have some quilting fun and try embellishing "Amidala's Flower" (28" x 28"). See how I played with stuffing, embroidery and Swarovski crystals to make this new design for Island Batiks, Spring 2017, come to greater life!