Wednesday, October 7, 2015


What is it about this piece that fits with the theme "All Dressed Up"? Look closely.
It's been ages since I've participated in my Cyber Fibres quilt journal group. This theme has been brewing in my brain for awhile, waiting for the perfect time to execute. The time arrived this week.
I had a much more complicated piece planned, but when I fused the first eight pieces that filled in the mandala form, I knew it was time to UNcomplicate. Less is more right?
I knew "buttonizing" was going to finish it off. I played with black buttons and white, and white won out...they popped more. 
In my world, buttonizing IS a word. It's definitely a verb and it's what I do a lot of. 
Now if you're still wondering about the theme, just look carefully at the black shapes and it will come to you.

Friday, October 2, 2015


After all these years, I finally decided to conquer the walking foot. I've had two of them in my closet, encased so well in their small Bernina boxes, just sitting and waiting for me to use them. It's kind of embarrassing actually...but not anymore! 
I've been on a circle kick lately and just finished these two table runners. The top one was seen with my normal foot etc. but the one at the bottom was seen with my walking foot.
I easily found a video on You Tube and in less than three minutes I was off and running. It was a bit jerkier than with my normal foot but I just focused a bit more and soon things smoothed out. I sewed the edges of the table runner without one little crinkle or pleat!
I'm so happy to have a new tool and technique under my belt.