Enchanted Garden Quilt

This Enchanted Garden quilt uses Urban Threads embroidery designs as the focus of the quilt. Even more awesome? The white thread is glow-in-the-dark! Machine quilted on my Gammill Statler using an edge-to-edge quilting design (being careful to stitch around the embroideries) that came with the Creative Studio 7.0 software. ~ Stephanie

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2018 – A Quick Review

Posting has been scarce, but I've certainly been up to lots of sewing and quilting. Several big things have happened in the last year. Hip Surgeries, Gammill, and Big Finishes! * First Big Thing(s) --- I've had 2 hip surgeries. That has absolutely zapped my energy and time. Recovery and rehab has taken a lot …

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Temperature Quilt – Idea Generator

The Temperature Quilt idea has been gaining a little heat these days as we approach 2019 looking for new and exciting challenges. I've put together this quick list to start warming up the creative brains of those interested. Because, really, this quilting stuff is cool. Instagram ******There are a ton of great ideas on Instagram …

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Four Fabric Foxes for a Friend

These four fabric foxes were  so fun to formulate! My friend was flabbergasted. This was the first finish of the year, which we dubbed the "Focus on Fabulous Finishes with Fabric" year. The foxes came from Elizabeth Hartman's Fancy Forest quilt pattern. The blue fabric is the Moda Grunge 2016 colors  and the background is …

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Hand Applique: Happy Birds Quilt

Last weekend I learned how to hand applique, which includes the prepping and the stitching. This was exactly what I needed to let the birds out of their cage, my Happy Birds for my Happy Birds Quilt, that is! Here was my learning and practice piece that was part of the class. During the Sit …

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Rad Melted Crayon Ninja Pants and Star Wars Top

My new friend Katherine has introduced me to the wild and wide world of custom knits, then subsequently shown me the awesomeness of serging, and now I'm totally hooked! My first project was a pair of Ninja Pants using  the 5 out of 4 Pattern Ninja Pants pattern and really neat Rad Melted Crayon custom …

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Foundation Paper Piecing

Learning Foundation Paper Piecing has been on my list for quite some time, and I finally buckled down to try it out over the Holidays. I had watched Carol Doak's Foundation Paper Piecing Class on Craftsy a few times and referenced it a few times while stitching this neat mountain camping pattern. Now to quilt …

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Izzy the Bear

Meet Izzy the Bear. I'm expanding my horizons in fabric play, and this little cutie is a great start! She has become quite the helper in the craft room, too! Too much fun! I got her pattern at FunkyFriendsFactory.com. I used cuddle fabric for her body, and felt for her nose.  Her eyes are Suncatcher …

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Hedgehog Handbag

This hedgehog handbag is absolutely adorable! The Blue Barn Batik fabric coordinates so well with blue jeans, making this Quattro bag an awesome accessory! Pattern is "the Quattro" by Studio Kat Designs and can be found here. The pattern was perfect. It was logical, concise and clear, which made the construction pretty easy.  All the …

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