Janome sewing

Screeching Halt……….

I would like to say that I LOVE my Janome. I’ve had Precious for just about two years now; and she’s been an absolute dream. The more I learn the craft of sewing, the more I discover what she and I can do together. Each discovery of ‘foot’ and ‘plate’ is super exciting to me. Here she is. I love this machine. Is it weird that I consider my machine (Precious) more than just a tool; more like a co-worker? Well, sometimes co-workers get sick or just have an off…

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Nine patch pattern sew

Quilt for Fred’s Mom

I love my friend Fred. He is one terrific guy. And even though I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting her, his Mom is also one terrific lady, and MAN can she cook. So; my first finished (almost) commissioned quilt is for Mrs. F; and I hope she likes it. I wanted something homey but bright, so I chose yellows and browns and pinks for the main colours. Assembling the Springtime Blocks Piles of completed blocks The finished blocks assembled and laid out; on grass so yes it’s wobbly looking…

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free motion quilt life

Rainbow Around the World and Other Stuff

YAY! I’m pretty excited and proud about my First Big Finished Quilt. It’s double sized and it’s for my baby brother (who is 30 ha ha ha) and it’s his Christmas present.Here’s some pics of the my journey making my first real patterned quilt, “Around the World”.  I found some jellyrolls on sale and KNEW I had to make something with them. I worked and tried to concentrate hard on the pattern but if you look carefully you can see where I mixed up a row…strip pieced and machine sewed;…

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