This is a book bag my son requested me to make:-) It's a bit of a departure from my usual projects:-) The center panel is made by printing on organza on my printer, then layering it with white fabric and batting and stitching the black outlines. Then we found Marvel comics fabric (at JoAnn's) to make the rest of the bag.
Next Craftsy.com pattern...as usual, available here too!
I don't know too much about this yet, but it looks like fun. It's on the Quilting Gallery website. Click on the picture for more info!
Here is another way to display three or four coordinating quilted greeting cards. These hand dyed fabrics are all from Starr Design Fabrics, I love their fabric!
Spring flowers coaster pattern going on Craftsy.com today. Still available here also!
I updated my free motion quilting tutorial to include some tips for thread sketching/thread painting. It's a lot like drawing with the sewing machine, very addicting! The background of this swan quilt is all one batik fabric, the rest is thread.
"For the Birds" card pattern going on Craftsy....I'm putting them all on my blog first so I can put a link to my site in with the patterns...
Tundra Swan card going on Craftsy today. It's a great way to practice some thread painting on a really small project! Still available here too, of course.
Let it Snow quilted card pattern going on Craftsy today. But still available here, of course!
My next class at the Material Girls quilt shop will be on quilt design using a photo for inspiration. We'll talk about several different methods, from a simple silhouette (see picture) to more complicated designs. Students will choose their own project after the first session when we cover the basics. The class is on three Wednesday evenings beginning on Feb. 13.
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I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and am starting to do more traveling and teaching. I also have many tutorials, including some on YouTube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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