Friday, August 30, 2019

Pattern Testing Continues...

This week has be full of testing and re-testing my pattern for the Once Upon a Story Row Along.  I am sure any pattern designer will tell you that they are always thinking of ways to improve the techniques and layouts of their patterns.

This week I am experimenting with digitizing machine embroidery applique patterns.  I love the ease of in the hoop machine applique and felt it would be a quick and easy way to test color paths and options.

My frustration comes from the designs I have created are for a very large hoop, 8"x 12" and it takes quite a bit of time to stitch them out, some more than an hour.

So when I identify something I want to correct, I repeat the process again!  By the time I am satisfied with the results, I may have tested each pattern several times!  It truly makes me appreciate the well digitized designs that others have created.

Enough of my rant, and back to testing!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Getting Creative with my Once Upon a Story Pattern

I am having fun experimenting with different color choices to use in my pattern for the Once Upon a Story Row Along.

I am using my Ipad and an app called Procreate to audition color choices for my block.

Do you have a favorite app or program that you use to create your quilts? Let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Once Upon a Story Row Along

I am so excited to be a part of this year's, Once Upon a Story Row Along hosted by Marian Pena of

I am currently working with these lovely fabrics from Northcott Fabrics.

I won't be able to share with you my pattern for the event, just yet.  However, you can take a peek at the last Row by Row events that Seams to be Sew has hosted by using this link!

Working on my samples,

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Quilt Show Tees!

I forgot to share with you the latest editions to my wardrobe.

The first T-shirt sums up my love with everything sparkling.  (I like to think it fits my personality!)

The second shirt is what the Rooster Creek Quilt Guild Volunteers were given for helping with the show.

I really like this years shirts.  It really made it easy to identify helpers during the show, and it brought smiles to the visitor's faces!

Heading to my studio,