Category: machine embroidery

The Cottage Journal 10.23.2022

Counting down to the Quilt Show – less than a week away! In addition to my brochures about long arm quilting and custom quilts, I’ll have ornaments, pocket prayer quilts, bird houses, and redwork penny squares for sale at my table. And I’ll also… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.23.2022”

The Cottage Journal 09.03.2022

Oh my goodness it’s September! I’m working on a couple of customer T-shirt quilts this month, but have managed to make up a few Christmas ornaments and two little trees to display them on for the Quilt Show happening at the end of October.… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 09.03.2022”

The Cottage Journal 08.10.2022

It has always been my intent to do a “Christmas in July” but I’ve never been able to pull it off. Although I am a planner and list-maker by nature, somehow I can’t wrap my head around Christmas while in the throes of long… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 08.10.2022”

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!