Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Finally finished my Meandering Stars....first quilt I've made using paper piecing. It's made of batiks that I had in my stash. I did buy the background at the Hampton MidAtlantic Quilt show in February. I really wanted a dark background but could not find a navy or black batik. It does have a piecing mistake in it but I'm happy with it. My husband couldn't see it.  Next project will be Desert Sky...another paper piecing quilt. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sewing & Quilt Expo

This is the first year the Sewing and Quilt Expo has been in Raleigh ( June 21-23). A friend and I had registered for a class on longarm quilting ( Bread and Butter).It was free motion quilting. Our instructor, Dusty Farrell, was terrific. Very knowlegeable and entertaining. We started with meandering but added loops, curls, etc. It was like a WOW why didn't I think of this. It was 3 hours of practice of techniques I know I will use.....I'll show you my practice pieces as I improve!!!
Loved all her patterns!!!

Had to buy the snowman pattern at Ye Olds Forest Quilt Shop (Greensboro & Burlington NC)

Bought plenty from Sew Batiks, too!!

Quilt Tricks had patterns that I barely could resist!!

One of my favorite quilts displayed!!

I had to buy the Halloween wallhanging from Dusty Farrell's booth, plus a book,some rulers,snippers.

Some of my other favorite places to go had booth also...Loving Stitches ( Fayetteville NC), Bernina World of Sewing (Raleigh), Sewing in the Carolinas, Wish Upon A Quilt (Raleigh).
I hope the Expo will be in Raleigh again next year.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Trying to come up with a name for our guild's retreat in the fall....I've come up with Quilting Frenzy, but think it could be snazzier than that! Help!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

new accessory

My sister came over yesterday to quilt this quilt that she had made as a graduation gift. The picture does not do it justice. She is interested in purchasing a long for the present she practices on mine.

She gave this to is a Stick It ( The ultimate updo acessory) . It came from a beauty supply shop, I think. It's perfect for me...I never can keep up with a pin cushion.