You’re Invited to the Peacock Paisley Party at MQX!
Next month I get to teach one of my favorite classes again – The Peacock Paisley Party at MQX Midwest! The Peacock Paisley Party is a hands on free motion quilting class exploring beautiful filler designs inspired by Zentangle. Instead of zentagnle’s more traditional square containers, we’ll be quilting within paisleys. I feel as though […]
Video Tutorial: Peacock Eye Filler
Have you noticed lately that I’m quilting a lot of peacocks and paisleys? I can’t help it, I’m in LOVE with the design! Here’s a new quilting design inspired by paisleys and peacocks. It’s called the Peacock Eye Filler and it’s super simple! Start with the traditional paisley or headband and just add a double […]
Video Tutorial: Pointed Peacock Party
It’s been a while since my last blog, but I’m hoping you can forgive me. As you might have noticed there have been some big changes to the site in the past week. It was a stressful couple of days, but we made it through with only a couple of hiccups. I’m loving the new […]
Video Tutorial: Daisy Paisley Meander
I’ve been on a bit of a paisley kick lately and trying out different ways to dress them up. This time I added a fun and girly daisy to the tummy of each paisley and bend it into a wide open meander. Watch the video below to see how to quilt the Daisy Paisley Meander. […]
Spring Into Custom Quilting!
Spring is a time of new beginnings, so why not challenge yourself to try something new? This May I will be teaching two classes on custom quilting. These classes are perfect for the confident beginners out there who are comfortable using a longarm machine and are ready to start learning custom quilting techniques as well as the […]
Video Tutorial: Rooster Plume
For the latest APQS video tutorial I demonstrate how to quilt the Rooster Plume border. This design will look great on a masculine quilt, or even the elusive teenage boy’s quilt! This design will work in a border or sashing space and I even show you how to turn the corner.
The Peacock Paisley Party is Back!
Update: The Saturday class sold out so quickly, we’ve added a second day! You can now register for the Peacock Paisley Party on Saturday, May 21, 10am-4pm. Register soon, there are only a few spots available! Last fall during the Longarm Schoolhouse I debuted my Peacock Paisley Party class and it was a hit! Over […]
Video Tutorial: The Daisy Paisley Border
Take the basic paisley shape and add a fun girly twist for your borders! Remember, your paisley is really just a container for whatever fun design you want to add to it. I chose to fill mine with a daisy, but you can do whatever design speaks to you. Play with this border design to […]
Video Tutorial: The Paisley Border
The paisley is a common design that has stood the test of time. You’d be surprised how easy this shape is to stitch out with a longarm machine. I start by explaining the anatomy of a paisley, breaking it down into a few simple shapes. Then see how I bring the paisleys together to make […]