Back to the Longarm

I finally got back to my longarm machine!

I was inspired by Chris D’s quilt and was excited to work on it. So lots of bubbles and swirls later, (OK, and a few straight lines on the feathers), I was happy with the results. And it was just so darned fun to get back working with my machine. (Darn if that full-time job doesn’t get in the way!)

And I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving!


Feathered Star Quilt

This feathered star quilt was made by Viki W. and what a beauty it is. She used some asian-inspired fabrics and it really sparkles. She is going to show this at the upcoming EVQ Quilt Show in Eugene this coming weekend, so if you want to see it up close and personal, head out to the show.

I was inspired by her excellent piecing and sharp points! The longarm quilting designs merged the traditional (feathers) and the modern (gentle meandering swirl with straight line border treatment) to compliment her beautiful feathered star.

Interested in making your own feathered star quilt? Check out free patterns on Jinny Beyer’s website.  Or purchase Marsha McCloskey’s book, Feathered Star Quilt – Blocks – II, on; click here to purchase: Feathered Star Quilt Blocks II


Happy quilting!

Gray is the New Black

This beauty of a modern quilt by Gerry B. certainly takes the cake. She used all sorts of crazy fabrics (I love that!) and set them all on a gray background. Gray is the new black! Or the new white! Not sure which, but all I know is I love gray. And the gray really makes the colors pop on this quilt.

Attention Scrapalicious Class people – this quilt would work if your scraps are big enough!

Hey, I did say cake. Anyone making one? Wanna share? (German Chocolate is my fav!)

Happy quilting!