Posts

Showing posts from 2014

Northwest Quilting Expo

Image
Last Saturday I had the a wonderful opportunity to attend the Northwest Quilting Expo where two of my quilts were on display! It was a long day but an awesome one all together. My mother hopped on a ferry at about 6:50 and booked in over to my house so that we could meet up with some other gals at a near by park and ride. We all piled into the car at about 7:45 and off we went! It was a bit of a drive to Portland but the time flew by quickly and before we knew it we were pulling into the expo hall parking lot. After purchasing out tickets and passing through the doors of the hall we were greeted with an overwhelming sight of color and craftsmanship.

        We decided to explore the expo row by row but I was anxious to find my quilts. I started out with my eyes peeled and nearly held my breath around every corner. Of course my quilts were among the last few rows so it took a while to get there and I was quickly distracted by all of the other beautiful quilts haha.


        I go…

The Long Awaited Swoopy Geese Tutorial: Part 2! The One About Paper Piecing!

Image
It's been about a month since my post about the swoopy flying geese and so I deem it time to finish up out tutorial! Also it's a Sunday so I actually have the time and energy to blog :) This whole teaching thing is tiring!

        Before I get started I have to apologize to the ladies at the Tacoma MQG. I forgot to mention something at the meeting on Thursday. When I prepared my finished flying geese paper piecing panel I traced the design onto a piece of tracing paper then turned it over and stitched along the lines that showed through the paper. This allowed the finished panel to look exactly the same as my patter. Once again I apologize if this caused any confusion or made me look a bit crazy to those of you who noticed :)

        Alright! So last time we ended with a fully designed pattern, complete with 1/4 inch seam allowance. From here I suggested either scanning and printing another copy of your pattern or tracing the individual parts onto a different piece of…

Big Changes!!!

Image
Well this post will likely be a bit boring as is not about quilting and roughly a paragraph long. I got some great news this week that will mean big changes for me in the near future!

Wait for it...


Keep waiting...


I GOT MY FIRST TEACHING JOB!!!!

        I can't believe how excited I am! And nervous! Although I think everybody feels this way when they start out... Anyways, I start in a week and a half and I am already planning out music lessons and thinking about how I will make the room my own!

        Anyways, here is a quilted ship to keep you happy until my next quilty blog post ;)


The Long Awaited Swoopy Geese Tutorial!

Image
A while ago, I shared a picture of one of my first swoopy geese projects and mentioned that I might write up a tutorial but then promptly forgot about it... Well the time has come to make good, here is the long awaited swoopy geese tutorial in all of its swoopy glory!


        Or perhaps not so long awaited? Anyways I am writing today for all my friends in the Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild hoping that this tutorial will provide a bit more insight to the whirlwind that is my design process. So, lets get started!    

Please Note! Unless you plan otherwise, the you will actually be designing the reverse side of the block. The finished block will be a mirror image of your pattern! (Sorry guys, I forgot to mention this at the meeting). If you have a specific design that needs to be oriented one way or another you might want to draw the general shape out correctly, then trace it onto the back of the same sheet of paper and work from there or use a computer to reverse the image.  

Edit (9/…

Big Show Excitement!!!

Image
I am still new to this whole show business. I love attending shows both big and small but I've only submitted to one small show so I was nervous about trying out something bigger. I received lots of wonderful encouragement from many quilty friends and last week I finally got around to submitting a few quilts to the Northwest Quilting Expo in September. I am so excited to announce that both my quilts got in!

        Repeat pictures I know but I thought I would share what I submitted! So far I've been calling the above quilt "Come Sail Away" and felt comfortable with that name but I had no idea what to call the other one. It was sort of a creative exercise and was never really intended for anything important. I eventually decided on "Chaos of the Mind" and the more I think about it the more I like it :)


BONUS!      

        In looking through my pictures for this point I realized I never shared a better picture of those big letters I started quiltin…

A Feathered Rose

Image
Hi again ya'll! I feel like it's been ages since I wrote last. It hasn't but I feel as though I have been neglecting my blog again and I would sincerely like to change that! So here goes, I'm changin' it!

        Shorty before my mother and I left on our awesome family vacation I picked up a lovely little table topper top from a new client. We talked a bit about what she wanted and she pretty much gave me the go ahead to be creative while trying to include a rose in the center of the medallion. I went off on my way thinking about how I would like to quilt it and my mind went a bit nuts. I thought about it all through my trip. I even started doodling roses and pinteresting nice designs. I ended up drawing lots and lots of roses trying to come up with a design that could be quilted with minimal back tracking and still look fairly classy. I later came to understand that she had something much simpler in mind that I did but after a short email she gave me the g…