Quilting for pleasure

Quilting for pleasure
Find Joy in the Journey

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Next quilt in the works

Started on the next quilt order.  Love the fabric I am using for the split 9 patch blocks.  It is "Indigo" by Moda.  This will be a twin sized quilt for a bunk bed.  Won't show the pre-printed blocks yet.  Stay tuned.

I am using my 1921 Singer class 66 machine.  She is the oldest one in my collection but works beautifully.

Photo of part of the group that served breakfast in Glenwood yesterday morning.  Thank you all for a wonderful morning.  Luke Robbins did a great job leading us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Finished the bridal shower quilt tonight.  I used a quick & easy chevron pattern.  The quilt measures 67" x 79".  The perfect size for cuddling up on the couch when you read a book or watch a movie.  Also made 2 pillowcases to go with it.  Nothing better than being curled up on the couch with a quilt and some pillows.

Colors are actually seen better in the label photo.

Machine quilted with a meandering loop & heart stitch.

Name of the quilt is Heartbeats.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Dottie & I spent the weekend sewing

This past weekend I was able to finish piecing a quilt top for a wedding shower this coming Saturday.  Made a simple quilt top & finished machine quilting it today.  Took today off of work as my personal day.  Just have to make the label & put the binding on.

I pieced the quilt with my Singer Featherweight machine, which I call Dottie (as she was purchased at the Pink Polka Dot in Panguitch).  Amazing how smooth that machine runs.

Two things I picked up from quilter Bonnie K. Hunter (www.Quiltville.com).  She uses an old credit card attached to the machine as a 1/4 inch sewing guide.  Found that to work like a charm!  I used one of those advertising cards you get in the mail.

The second thing I am using from Bonnie Hunter is the leader/ender.  You keep a little stack of cut pieces (in my case 2 1/2 inch squares) by your machine.  When you come to the end of sewing on your current project just pick up a unit (again mine are 2 1/2 inch squares) and sew a unit together.  You do this at the end of each ending & it becomes your leader for your next project piece.  Cut the leader/ender off of the chain & stack up for use in another project.  I have quite a little stack sewn together just from this last quilt project.

Happy sewing all!