free motion quilting, all over quilting pattern, swirls and circles, longarm

Free motion quilting: Swirls and circles

I put a secret quilting project on the longarm last weekend. I can’t show you too much of it because it still needs to bound and gifted, but I can … Continue Reading →


ombre crib quilt, Kona Skinny, Bright, 1600, free motion quilting,

Virtual Show and Tell: Ombre crib quilt

The ombre crib quilt is officially done and gifted. I almost didn’t think I’d get it done in time for the baby shower on Saturday, the quilting powers that be … Continue Reading →


Maple Leaf Log Cabin, www.quiltaddictsanonymous.com, pattern available

Learning to quilt feathers

Whenever I’ve had an inkling to learn a new quilting skill, I never start small. More often than not I decide I’m going to do it, and it is going … Continue Reading →


ombre crib quilt, Kona Skinny Strips

Ombre crib quilt top sneak peak

I resisted the very strong urge to start a new project Saturday night and instead finished up the ombre crib quilt top I’ve been working on. I made it from … Continue Reading →


Sock Monkey, crib quilt, Erin Michael, 5 Monkeys, Moda Fabrics,

Sock Monkey crib quilt pattern is here!

The Sock Monkey crib quilt pattern is easily the most popular quilt I’ve ever made on this blog. Two years after I made it, the blog post is still among … Continue Reading →


Ombre crib quilt

Ombre crib quilt tutorial

This quilt in progress has gotten some buzz on Instagram from a few folks who think it looks a whole lot more complicated than it is. So today I’m bringing … Continue Reading →


Chevron quilt

Washing machine, the final quilting step

  I feel like a quilt isn’t really complete until it’s been through the wash. Hang in with me for a second those of you who think putting the final … Continue Reading →


big stitch, hand quilting

Blood, guts and a sewing needle

I spent New Year’s Eve and Day doing two things, hand quilting and watching The Walking Dead marathon on AMC. I know, that’s kind of weird. I started watching the … Continue Reading →


Duck quilting panel

Loading up the frame

Last summer I spent a lot of time piecing and no time on the longarm, which means I have a backlog of tops in need of finishing in my sewing … Continue Reading →


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Friday progress report: Quilt Retreat was just what I needed

Last weekend I traded in my husband and dogs for a weekend of quilting in DeWitt, Iowa. The small town about 30 minutes from the Quad-Cities, where I live is … Continue Reading →