Saturday, May 19, 2018

Cathy's Folk Flower

After a week of storms, as well as UPS losing one of my competition pieces, I have finally managed to finish Cathy's Folk Flower quilt.  It is a super cute one!  Sorry, the photos aren't the best, no outside pics -- remember, rain.

Detail pic:

And a peek at the back:

I share the process of this client piece on my Patreon account - if you're curious, here's a little clip of the travel path - just some of the things you can expect when you subscribe:

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Pat's Bulldog quilt

Pat's bulldog quilt for her granddaughter who is off to college is finished.  We used two layers of flannel for the batting -

And a detail pic:

And a peek at the back:

Full videos of the stitching are available on my patreon page -- if you haven't already subscribed, there are 25+ posts/videos already and I keep adding more!  Here's a peek:

I hope to see you there... lots more planned in the coming months!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Kathryn's Quilts

Yay!  I have finished Kathryn's two quilts on my Elevate.  What fun!
First we have English Cats -

I just love watching quilting in action - it's almost mesmerizing!

Please don't mind the extension cords... yes, hubby is an electrician, and all I have to say is the shoemakers kids never have shoes - we'll just leave it there.

This is one of my favorite E2E patterns so far!

And then we have the construction quilt:

I apologize for this last photo -- my camera and red just don't get along.

Until next time, happy stitches!

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Jan's Africa Quilt

I finished Jan's Africa quilt.  It was a lot of fun, Jan's quilts almost always are.  She incorporates many fabrics she found in Africa as well as buttons and beads, many of which are also from her safari adventures.

I think this is the fourth or fifth Africa-inspired quilt that I've quilted for her.  I try to keep each block similar but different.  On this quilt, I used a smoke colored monofilament as I wanted to be able to cut-through the sashings without distracting from the blocks.

Following are some pictures - if you'd like to see all the photos as well as video of my stitching the blocks, you can subscribe to my Patreon account ( where I share videos and helpful hints/tips.  And better yet, when you sign up, you'll immediately have access to 25+ videos that are already there!

Monday, April 2, 2018

Set Sail with Gammill...

Oh yeah - Gammill's 2nd Cruise is scheduled!  I can not wait... I am once again included in the fabulous list of instructors - so many talented people sharing what they do and love!

And to make things EVEN better, I'm sharing a SAVINGS COUPON with all of you.  If you haven't yet signed up for the cruise, you still can, and make sure to use my special savings code!  You'll save on each guests registration as well as receive on board credit for each guest -- don't forget to use the code  at registration checkout!

Here are just a couple of pics from the last cruise -- soooo much fun:

Yes, between all that fun there was teaching going on too...

So -- if you'd like to join us this year (I can guarantee it will be an amazing time) - SIGN UP, use my coupon code (Kmarchetti) and SAVE!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Ann's Beautiful Quilt

Back in July of last year I quilted a special quilt for Ann.  I never shared it... yep, I was supposed to wait until February (after its debut show) and well... my brain.  Yep, totally forgot to share the quilt and anything about it.

So here are the pics that you never saw because of my failing memory:

So last month Ann emailed me and let me know her quilt had won Third Place in its very full category at the 2018 Lake County Quilt Guild Show in Mount Dora, FL and also that it was awarded the NACQJ Award of Merit.  Wow, how awesome!  I knew this was a really big deal as I had previously been awarded this same honor on one of my own quilts.  So I congratulated Ann and again, didn't share with any of you.  I'm not so sure I'm adapting to this aging thing... even with all the notes and reminders the brain is totally shutting down -- although, I do have a lot on my plate right now -- blame it on the busy!

So, here is a photo that Ann sent of the quilt hanging at the show:

And the wonderful comments on the Award of Merit paperwork:
And here is a screenshot of the NACQJ Facebook post:

So there is everything I forgot to tell you... 

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Helen's Labyrinth Walk

This morning I finished this beauty for Helen.  The pattern is Labyrinth Walk by the Guilty Quilter.

A detail picture:

And, of course, the back:

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Kathryn's Groovy Guitars

Here is Kathryn's Groovy Guitars (pattern by Robbi Joy Eklow).

Don't worry, some detail pics in a minute...

I shared a freebie of the wood grain stitching - you can check it out here:

If you enjoyed the freebie and want to see more of this quilt, as well as videos of a lot more, go ahead and subscribe to my Patreon page ( -- I share a lot of fun stuff.  A video of work on my latest in-process competition piece will be uploaded soon... btw, I can't wait to finish this piece!  Yes, I realize it's just starting, but I'm already looking forward to finishing so that's a good sign!

Okay, enough about that -- here are the detail pics of Kathryn's quilt:

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Kris's Rhapsody Quilt

Kris's Rhapsody Quilt is finished and it is gorgeous!  Such bright happy colors!  It is a Ricky Tims Rhapsody pattern.

Kris has already discovered how awesome solid backs are -- look how beautiful:

So one of the perks of my Patreon subscribers is they get to watch me quilting on just about every part of the quilt.  On this one I share how I use the background fills to travel while doing the initial ditch work around the appliques, among other things.   If you're interested in subscribing, just click here and it will take you to my Patreon page.

I know you've been waiting for some detail pics - here are a few: