Category Archive: quilts

The first quilt

The first quilt you make should be made with fabric you love. It should be full of very valuable mistakes (that only you can see). It shouldn’t be too big. It is your… Continue reading

A little update

The top of the Garland quilt is done! It’s wrinkled, but it’s done. It finished at a massive 60″x80″. It’s going to be perfect for a couch throw. I picked out backing fabric… Continue reading

On planning and positioning

Like I’ve written here before, I had a lot of fun teaching free motion quilting (FMQ) at Rock Paper Scissors a few weeks ago. We went over the mechanics of it, practicing as… Continue reading


There’s nothing like connecting with the lovely quilting ladies of the North Jersey MQG to light a little fire under my pedal foot. I always come away so inspired and motivated to try… Continue reading

Why I quilt

When my younger son turned one about a year and a half ago, I felt the itch to do something more. Being home with two toddler boys had its rewarding moments, but every… Continue reading

Free motion fun

I was so nervous before yesterday’s class, my first time teaching. It was a workshop for members of the Newbees group to try out a curriculum for free motion quilting, something that I… Continue reading

Leaves, florals and true fabric love

On Tuesday morning, I buckled down and straight-line quilted the blue ombre. This is a sample for Rock Paper Scissors, so the lovely Beth chose the backing fabric. It’s not one that I… Continue reading

Weekend update

This weekend I got a good amount of quilting done. I took the squares I cut last week and finished the quilt top for the third and final ombre quilt for Rock Paper… Continue reading

Cutting it.

Repetitive cutting is by far my least favorite part of the quilting process. Errors are irreversible and if you want to do it well, you have to really take your time and line… Continue reading