Thanks to all of my amazing longarm quilting machine renters, I get to see so many different quilts everyday. When I’m needing inspiration I don’t need to look much further than what’s already loaded on a machine! To set the mood for some Halloween fun, I thought it would be fun to look back at […]
Looking for a fast sashing design? Here’s a fun variation on the traditional ribbon candy design called Ribbon Candy Bubbles. This flowy design would look perfect on a holiday themed quilt and is very beginner friendly!
For the latest APQS video tutorial we’re going to dress up the traditional ribbon candy with a fun curl. This design will look great in a sashing space or border, especially in those holiday quilts! This is also a great design to have in your arsenal if you’re like me and want to avoid stitching […]
How fun is this quilt? Linda, who works at the Smocking Shop in Louisville, asked me to quilt this top for her and I enjoyed trying to decide what little surprises I could quilt into the scenes for her. This house, for example, has a 3D quilt flap that raises up. Linda had embroidered a […]
This fusible applique little quilt has brightened up my studio. Sometimes I like to put on Christmas music while I quilt holiday quilts to get me in the mood. This little quilt was fun. I used a holly motif in the outside border and simulated the snowfall behind the snowman using loopies. I added dimension […]
One of the hardest things as a longarm quilter for hire to do is manage your time so you don’t take on more quilts to be done by Christmas than you can handle. To that end, my Christmas deadline is Halloween. I’ve been working at such a rapid rate, I haven’t had a chance to […]
I have been collecting Halloween fabrics for the last few years but I haven’t had time to make a special quilt out of the fun fabric you can find with creepy spiders, ghosts and goblins. That is why it is fun to work on other people’s quilt tops. I get to make things vicariously through […]
If you would like to have a quilt finished in time for Christmas, I’ll need your quilt top by Halloween. I know that sounds early but if I don’t put that deadline down, i don’t get a holiday myself. So… you turn into a pumpkin on pumpkin day so don’t miss out!
Debra found this printed Christmas panel and fell in love with it. You might remember last year I quilted this angel panel for her as well. This time she wanted to highlight the realistic details in the panel and I had fun embellishing it with my quilting. You’ll see the boughs of the pine […]
Debra sent me her angel wallhanging and was exceedingly patient as I moved my house and studio before I could get to her quilt. Then there was a family emergency and she had to wait a bit more. I think she’ll love the end result, however. She found this panel and pieced a border around […]
Sometimes people dismiss panel quilts. I’ve always liked them, though. Most of the time they come with a cute focus piece like this great snowman. Marilou put on a series of borders which nicely frames out the focus panel and everything is flannel so it is super snuggly! She wanted this custom quilted so I […]
Here is another one of Terri’s quilts based on deserts from the quilt of the month club at Among Friends Quilt Shop. I think Terri told me this one was called Granny Smith Apples but it reminds me more of my favorite ice cream pie, Grasshopper Pie! I would request one for birthday every year […]
I feel like a cheesy TV commercial. It’s CHRISTMAS IN JULY! 🙂 This is Sarah’s Christmas tree quilt wall hanging. I love modern quilts like this. The bold graphic contrast with the small bits of red that really pop and grab the eye. Won’t this be striking on her wall? She chose an all over […]