Quilty Question

Hello, all!  This week I’m stumped by a quilt.  I have a few ideas for how to quilt it, but I can’t seem to commit to any of them.  How do you plan your quilting designs.  I know some people draw on an image, others just wing it, and I’ve done a bit of both.

Do you have any tips for how you decide on your quilting design?

Quilty Question

Welcome to November everyone!  With the return of cold weather, I know I’m even more excited to finish a few more quilts this winter.  Now I don’t mind sitting under a full quilt, but I do still mind using the iron.  That never gets easier.

This week I want to know:  What is your favorite quilt block?

Of course I have a few.  If I want to whip up something super easy, I love the St. Louis 16 Patch.  The quilts that I’ve seen in this block are absolutely stunning, and I love it so much that I’ve made three quilts with this block.  I made all three in a 2 week time span, so I’m telling you it is the fastest block ever.  In fact, I didn’t use one pin on any of them.  Life changing.


Another favorite I have is the fabulous x-plus block that swept through the quilting world earlier.  It is phenomenal and I’m thinking this will be my Bee block!

Now, in my dream world I have two blocks that I am completely dying to make, but I don’t know if I have the patience or stamina to tackle them.  The Pineapple Block and the Courthouse Steps.  That’s a lot of ironing, but I might make them into pillows?

So, what are your favorites?  I’d love to add more blocks to my ever growing “quilts-to-make” list.

Quilty Question?

Hello, again!  Ashley here with another Quilty Question, so don’t be shy.  This topic is near and dear to my heart as I’m currently obsessing over an upcoming decision myself.  What is your dream sewing machine?  I just started this crazy journey less than a year ago, and I’m still tickled pink with my Bernina 215 that I purchased when the quilting bug bit.  However, the more I dive into quilting and making larger quilts I can’t.stop.looking. at the Bernina 710.

In fact, I took on a second job as an adjunct professor to both challenge myself professionally… and build my little Bernina nest egg.  Great life planning, right?  Agreed.

Some of you lucky ducks may even have your dream machine already, so don’t be shy – share it anyway.  You should be proud – even if I’m a little jealous.  What do you look for in a dream machine?  What feature does your dream machine have?  For me it’s the extra space for quilting, and the stitch regulator, and the dual feed…

What’s your dream machine?