You know you’re in Texas when…

I was gone somewhere every night this past week so I’ve been playing catchup today on sewing the quilt top that I’m working on. The friend that I’m making this for had asked if I could put a few things in the white diamonds – I think she eventually ended up with about 10 things…

Posey Quilts grand opening!

Hear ye! Hear ye! Posey Quilts has officially opened its doors and is ready for business!  We literally just finished up the website redesign which means many of the products are still being added (that’s a manual process, adding them each individually) but we at least have a start. We are starting off by selling…

Acres of diamonds

I remember in business school years ago one of the phrases we were taught about was called “acres of diamonds”.  The phrase was created by Russell Conwell in the 1800’s and it meaning was each person can find their own “acres of diamonds” in their own back yard.  Close to where they live, work, have…

Geometric Quilt

I should have big news the next time I have an update. Okay, I can’t wait. I’m starting a new venture.  I’ll be selling digitized quilting designs for computerized long armers.  Once I get about 1500 designs uploaded then I’ll also be adding in laser cut quilt kits. No time frame on that second part…

Blazing Star – finally quilted

Whew!  I am finally starting to catch up with everything that’s fallen by the wayside for the past 18 months. I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I decided to go back to my alma mater for another degree. Silly me – I thought as a mature adult, I’d get the work done…

applique progress

I bought a jacket pattern a couple of weeks ago from Indygo Junction.  You can find the pattern here. I had heard about rayon batik and thought that sounded like the perfect fabric weight for a summer jacket. Since I was at our LQS for the monthly machine quilting bee, I took the pattern with…

table runner

Whew!  The ink is drying on my last paper for the semester. The last couple of weeks have been pretty intense but I had a surprise this evening as I was submitting my assignment. The summer session doesn’t start for another 2 weeks!  I thought I only had a one week break. I decided to…

learning embroidery

I really don’t know anything about machine embroidery.  So far all I’ve done is just stitch a name on some fabric here or there which is just an introduction into the concept. I joined an embroidery group online to see what possibilities are out there, and in the process I found an embroidery mystery quilt….

The Watcher

I’m still whittling down my 2017 UFO’s. I corrected the blocks that had a rotated piece in them yesterday and was so glad there were only a handful. That’s always a challenge trying to fix something once the whole top is finished.  In the meantime, I had this kit from Libs Elliott which I bought…

borders and corners

Argh! It always helps me to let a quilt hang for a few days so that I can see if I’ve messed anything up. This quilt is 96×96″ so sometimes it’s hard to see the forest for the trees, so I took a picture of it and it was immediately obvious that the dark red…

quilt show lessons

Our guild is having a quilt show in a couple of weeks and they were hoping to get 200 quilts to hang but were short a few from what I heard. There are plenty of people who make quilts specifically for shows – we have an art quilter in our machine quilting bee that I…

sampler quilt finished

And that’s a wrap – other than clipping a few threads.  I started this one sometime last year; it’s a sampler based off of several different quilts in Amy Ellis’ “Modern Heritage” book. She had a suggested layout and I followed it for the most part although I added in quite a bit of negative…