Tag: long arm quilting

The Cottage Journal 11.05.2021

The sampler quilts are finished! I didn’t name them until I chose the background and sashing fabrics for each – then everything seemed to fall into place. They are my Jesus and Mary quilts. My father-in-law was a devout Catholic – he didn’t talk… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 11.05.2021”

The Cottage Journal 10.20.2021

So I guess this is the continuing saga of the sampler quilts… there is light at the end of the tunnel! Finished the quilting on the first sampler yesterday and am binding it today. Next is piecing the quilt top together on the second… Continue Reading “The Cottage Journal 10.20.2021”

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 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 Birches

I think this quilt would be categorized as modern — big 9″ blocks, and very graphic birch trees.  I originally planned to use a boxy, straight line type of quilting pattern on it, but when I asked Mark’s opinion, he chose this one, with… Continue Reading “The Birches”