Category: machine embroidery

The Cottage Journal 03.10.2021

Spring is officially just a few days away, but this week the weather has made me think we’ve already arrived. The sunshine and 60’s and 70’s have encouraged my day lilies and peonies to start their push up through the soil, and I’m seeing… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 03.10.2021”

The Cottage Journal 03.04.2021

I’ve had some fun Easter egg fabric in my stash for several years. Here’s what I finally did with it! Hippity Hop Quilt by Katie Longsmith, 2021 / Size: 44″ x 49″ / 100% cotton fabrics / Hippity Hop machine embroidery design by Embroidery… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 03.04.2021”

The Cottage Journal 02.19.2021

I was looking through machine embroidery designs and came upon this one : Mightier than the waves of the sea is His Love for you – Psalm 93:4 It’s what inspired this little prayer quilt – from the quilt block called Storm at Sea… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 02.19.2021”

The Cottage Journal 02.12.2021

Second in my Prayer Quilt “series” (only 2 so far, so I’m not sure that qualifies as a series yet!), this quilt was made with my daughter in mind. I gifted it to her last night. Prayer for my Daughter Quilt by Katie Longsmith,… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 02.12.2021”

The Cottage Journal 02.11.2021

I have to-do lists but they are not written anywhere – they just roll around in my head. I know, I know – my mind gets a bit cluttered at times! These lists are of all of the different quilts I want to make.… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 02.11.2021”

The Cottage Journal 02.04.2021

We are parishioners at St. Ann Catholic Church, and over our 16 years there, we’ve seen quite a few families grow up, with new babies and kids turning into young adults. For the last few Sundays in church, we’ve sat across from a young… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 02.04.2021”

The Cottage Journal 01.25.2021

I just finished my Farmers’ Market Quilt. It is one of my Penny Square Quilts, complete with some fun machine embroidery in every block. I also used a vintage apple-core quilt top for the back. Read more about it (and see more pics) here!

The Cottage Journal 01.11.2021

Happy New Year! December was a bit of a whirlwind – I was bound and determined to finish several Christmas quilts for the season, and I did, but it took every minute at my sewing machine to do so. Which means I’m behind on… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 01.11.2021”

The Cottage Journal 11.02.2020

This past summer, I found a quilt top at an estate sale. It was simple hand-pieced patchwork, made from vintage fabrics and feed sacks that appear to date from the 1930’s and 40’s. Based on the randomness of the design, the frugal maker most… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 11.02.2020”

The Cottage Journal 10.26.2020

I’m busy these days, incorporating machine embroidery into my quilts. I’ve found quite a few lovely designs in Redwork, and each one inspires yet another creation! Here’s my latest. I’m calling it Acorn Squash, for the dark greens and oranges in the quilt. And… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.26.2020”