scrappy pinwheel quilt with title.

Feathers and Pinwheels Quilt

This quilt – Feathers and Pinwheels was primarily a practice quilt. I can see that practice is taking my free motion quilting to the next level.  In this quilt, I really wanted to practice different shapes of feathers.

Using Ottobre Patterns

Ottobre Design is a sewing magazine based out of Finland. The designs are mainly clothes, and there are issues with children, women or family patterns.  Each magazine has many projects and includes full-sized patterns for each one and it is available in different languages.  The designs are fun and different.  Sounds great, right?  It is …

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gold back stitch embroidery

Back Stitch

In the embroidery world, back stitch is the equivalent of a pair of well-fitting jeans.  It is comfortable, can be easily dressed up or down depending on what goes with it and most embroiderers already have it in their toolbox.  Although I don’t recommend wearing jeans alone with nothing else, back stitch can even stand …

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