Saturday, May 31, 2014

Lazy Sunday is Finished!

Lazy Sunday is a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt as published in Quiltmaker magazine over four issues in 2013. Sandi Wagner quilted it with a fun swirly panto. 

I am working on a modern Christmas quilt top from "Simply Retro" by Camille Roskelley. The pattern is Simple Life and I am using a variety of modern Christmas prints. Photo coming soon.

This evening was spent cutting out fabric for a workshop next week given by the Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild in Rolla, MO. The workshop is Buffalo Bubblegum from the book "New York Beauty Diversified" by Linda Hahn. My fabrics are batiks from Batiks Plus.

I signed up for my first Craftsy Class. It's "Quilting with Your Walking Foot" by Jacquie Gehring. She is an excellent teacher, a fact I know from firsthand experience with her last summer when she gave a workshop on improvisational piecing in our area. You can see some of her work at Tallgrass Prairie Studio. This idea really appeals to me as my experience with free motion quilting (FMQ) has been frankly underwhelming. It exhausts me and the results are not that stellar.This type of quilting seems doable to me. Only two lessons into the class and already my head is swimming with ideas. The first quilt I will try this out on is my Quilt of Valor finished awhile back.


  1. Delectable! I wasn't able to get it together to participate in that mystery over the summer months. But, I love seeing everyone else's! I also love your model in this photo! Best wishes with FMQ on your domestic!

  2. what a splendid quilt, so colourful. The craftsy class sounds good, must think about joining on as I cannot FMQ well can`t machine quilt full stop!

  3. Lazy Sunday turned out great! I think it will be an instant pick-me-up if you are ever feeling down. :)

    I will be interested to see some new walking foot ideas. Sounds like you have lots going on!

    1. The Craftsy class is how to quilt WITH a walking foot, or in the case of a Pfaff, the IDT (Integrated Dual Feed). This is the antithesis of free motion quilting. Sorry if I confused everyone.