Tuesday, July 31, 2018

MQX Midwest

Just a reminder that in September I'll be teaching at MQX Midwest -- this will be my first time at Midwest and I'm super excited.  

You can view my classes here:

Oh, and a super piece of awesome -- they have a few of my classes set up as both Hands-On as well as Lecture/Demo -- cool, right?  I even have a designing class on Saturday!  So many options!!  There truly is something for everyone.  

Can't wait - who will I see there?!!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Diane's Tablerunner

I had to an opportunity to work on Diane's table runner.  It will be the sample for one of her upcoming classes on needle turn applique.  She does beautiful work!!

So first I had to mark the table runner.  I made a little tutorial (subscription required) on how I did this over on my patreon page.  It was marked using my Big D ruler as well as Jessica's Orbiter (another of my favorite tools).

This is what it looked like after marking as I was preparing to baste it on the backing:

I began with the framework around the edges as well as the fills:

From there it was on to the ditch work... lots of ditchwork:

And then the center accent feathers and my signature fan fill for the background:

And one more peek at Diane's gorgeous applique!

So, remember, I share most of the detail stitching in videos as well as tips, tricks, tutorials, and whatever I might be working on over on my patreon page.  Yes, it is a subscription, it is a small monthly fee, and you can cancel at any time (but if you do you might miss something really fun).

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Carol's Stash Buster

Carol had a bunch of 365 squares and an old printed vest panel and made a quilt!
So today the Elevate got to see a little stitching action -

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Sheila's Raffle Quilt

Sheila's raffle quilt for the PSL Crazy Quilters is finished!  The pattern is Woodcarvers Star by Quiltworx/Judy Niemeyer.  Sheila chose a nice light cotton batting (perfect for SoFlo) -- who wouldn't want a chance to win this beauty!  As soon as I have ticket info I'll make sure to share it at the bottom of the post.  Or you can always check the show page on their website for more info.  Sorry about the photos, this is the best I can do as it's storming out (surprise)...

A couple of detail pics:

And a peek at the back: 

If you'd like to see some real-time stitching on this quilt, as well as many other videos, you can subscribe to my Patreon page (small monthly subscription fee applies) https://www.patreon.com/quiltyk.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Rosamond's Long Time Gone Quilt

Last night I finished Rosamond's Long Time Gone quilt, pattern is a BOM by Jen Kingwell Designs.  And, no, I'm not that fast -- this was actually started last week. 

And the back (ooh ahh):

And, of course, a bunch of detail pics:

Monday, July 2, 2018

Kathryn's Flower Quilt

So over the weekend I managed to squeeze in a little Elevate time on Kathryn's quilt -- bold bright floral fabrics framed in black -- such a classic looking quilt!