Category Archives: Quilting

(Almost) Straight Lines

Sometimes a quilt just needs something “simple.” And although it’s not simple to do diagonal straight lines on a longarm machine (the machine head just loves loves loves to swirl and move all over the place on you!), sometimes it’s the right thing to do. So out came my template ruler. And I love the result.

Then on the border I felt swirly was in order. So this pattern sprang to mind (yeah, it did hurt a little). I used a dark gray thread on the black fabric, which when I had some thread build-up from going around the circle three times, looked kind of cool.

Happy quilting!

Orange Slice

Another fun and colorful quilt made by Joyce W. Very modern and vibrant. The pattern is called, “Clarkson Crossing” by Julie Labauve and Tammy Silvers for Outside the Line Designs. I used a new thread color called Star Gold and it really looked great on both the gray and orange fabrics. And because I was inspired by the orange nature of this quilt, I created a new quilting pattern I’m calling Orange Slice. I combined the topographic pattern (Sheila Sinclair Snyder introduced me to this one!) with some sliced oranges every now and then. Yes, my brain works in mysterious ways.

Happy quilting!