Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Rabbits Prefer Chocolate, a Bunny Hill Design.
This is my scrappy version using my stash.
The stems are made, ready to machine applique.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here's a mini wall hanging (about 6X10") with a beach bicycle I made for Amanda for her 29th birthday. It matches her new bicycle she'll be using in San Diego. I did surface embroidery, used my Derwent watercolor pencils set with textile medium and FMQ ruler cross-hatching.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sewing Room Wall Hanging

A fun quilt for me with machine applique, hand embroidery
and FMQ on my Janome Horizon.
Thanks to Lori Kennedy at the Inbox Jaunt for the spool quilting motif.
The scissors were from my doodling and her encouragement to try new ideas.
The sewing charms are from Bohemian Findings @ Etsy.

Here are the FMQ spools and floral motifs.

I tried some FMQ words around the thimble.
I like my FMQ scissors around the applique scissor block.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

King size Sampler Quilt

Here's the finished quilt my husband wanted me to make. 
I call it "Quilt a Dream" 
It's my homage to what I love to quilt: 
Applique and hand embroidery from from Bunny Hill and Lynette Anderson, 
piecing from Ryokan and other traditional blocks. 
And my favorite thing: FMQ on my Janome Horizon.
I love it:) 
I designed the layout in 2013 and finished quilting the FMQ this July.
(I quilted the top in four quarter sections 
and the borders and then assembled to finish quilting)
Here's the first assembled quadrant before quilting

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amy's Free Motion Monday Quilting Adventure Project

I designed this backpack purse from an old and loved Vera B purse.
I used a practice sandwich from my favorite fabric I did when we practiced FMQ and feathers with Amy on Mondays.
I made one for myself and I donated one for a charity quilt sale.  

Here's a close-up of the feathers. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


 I have been practicing my feathers so I could add them to my FMQ repertoire. They are so much fun!

Here's the single feather wave I quilted on the border to my Le Jardin quilt a free embroidery design found at

Here are the drops on my king size sampler quilt. I used a single feather wave on the first blue border, a double feather wave on the outer blue border and designed a feather motif for the outer blue cornerstone to carry the hearts from the inner read border.

Finishing the king quilt drops

Gracie helping me quilt the feathers on the quilt drops

Oliver helping me add the side drops to the top 

Trimming the batting, ironing the hem, getting the junction between quilted sections ready to SITD and quilt

Finished drops attached and binding finished.