Monday, February 24, 2014

Design Wall Monday–February 24, 2014

On Saturday my friendship group got together for a sewing day.  I didn’t get a lot of sewing done but I did have a great time hanging out with everyone.  I managed to do month 6 of a block of the month I am doing.  For this month I had to make 5 of the same blocks.  Here they are up on my design wall.


Here’s what the finished quilt will hopefully look like.IMG_6068I’m headed out for a 4 day retreat this morning and my plan is to get caught up with a few more months.  Yes……..I’m behind.  Sad smile

To see what others have on their design walls, click on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog.



Monday, February 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday–February 17, 2014

This entire quilt isn’t exactly on my design wall (actually it was hanging on my “design” fence) but the steps to adding the binding are on the wall.  I’ll be sharing how I finished the quilt binding later this week. 

Mystery Quilt 2010

This is a quilt that was made back in (I think) 2010 as a mystery taught by my sister Melinda, at our annual July Las Vegas Retreat.   I managed to finish it right away and even had it quilted way back then but it quickly found it’s way into the UFO pile.  I pulled it out last week and added the binding and TA-DA, it is now finished. 

I added the binding using a machine Faux Flange/Piping technique.  This technique has been around for a while but I have written my version of it and will be sharing it later this week.  The bare bones PDF tutorial is already posted on my website but I will have detailed step-by-step words and photos within a few days. 

To see what others are doing this week, head on over to Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Friday, February 14, 2014

Pillowcase for Charity

I belong to two guilds and one of them, Orange Grove Quilters Guild, makes and donates pillowcases to charity.  While at guild on Wednesday morning I picked up two pillowcase kits to make.  Since I just got my new Juki this was a perfect little project to break in the new machine. 


Isn’t the turquoise camouflage fabric perfect for a little boy?

As most of you probably know, I have a YouTube video on how I make pillowcases.  You can click on it over there on the right sidebar.  I learned a new little trick from my friend Aggie and I’ll share it with you when I make the second pillowcase and remember to take pictures.  Disappointed smile

Until then……….



Monday, February 10, 2014

Design Wall Monday–February 10, 2014

This was on my design wall floor last May, then it was picked up and put in the UFO stack.  Since this is the Year of the UFO for me, it has made it back to the top of the stack and I’ve started assembling it again. 

Design Wall

To see what others are up to this week, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



Sunday, February 9, 2014

Good bye Bernina–Hello Juki

My Bernina 820 has found a new home and is on its way to Oklahoma.  It was just way too much machine for me but it’s new owner works for a Bernina Dealer, knows the 820 and is excited to give it a new home. 

So although I still have my good old reliable Pfaff, I have purchased a new Juki straight stitch machine to use as my everyday machine.  I’m guessing I will do 90% of my sewing on it and occasionally pull out the Pfaff when I need a zigzag or a buttonhole stitch. 

Her she is all snug and ready to go in my sewing cabinet. 


I am so happy to have found the right person for the Bernina and I’m delighted with my new Juki.  There is hardly any learning curve.  Just thread her up and start sewing.  BTW, for those of you that know me, you know how I like to sew fast and this baby sews FAST. 

I’m a happy camper quilter.  Smile



Friday, February 7, 2014

Bernina 820 for Sale

Bernina 820 for Sale – Priced to Sell

$2,500.00 (MSRP $7,999.00 new)


This is a high-end Bernina quilting and sewing machine with many, many bells and whistles.  This one has been gently used and has a very low stitch count.


It comes with a stitch regulator, knee lift, extra bobbins, extra feet, a magnifying attachment, extension table and more. 

The machine was purchased and has been maintained by Sew/Vac in Long Beach, CA.  Providing you are local, they have graciously offered to provide the new owner with training and access to all Bernina classes that apply to the 820 at no charge to the new owner.  If you live outside my local area, please contact me to discuss shipping costs. 

OK, so I know you are wondering why I am selling this wonderful machine.  The truth of the matter is, it is just too much machine for me.  I am a quilt designer and as such sew almost exclusively a straight stitch and the 820 does so much more. 

For additional photographs or information I can be contacted at 562/500-3050 or 


Monday, February 3, 2014

Design Wall Monday–February 3, 2014

Last week I shared with you the block I am using as the center of a Round Robin that my friendship group is doing this year.  As we go through the year I won’t be able to share the other blocks and borders since we are keeping everything a surprise until the review next October.  But this is my friend Rob’s block.  I will be adding the first border to her center.  It is up on my design wall as I look for inspiration on what to do.  I have a few ideas but welcome any suggestions. 


To see what others have on their design wall, check out Judy’s Patchwork Times blog



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