Monthly Archives: June 2017

Started Work On My Anthems Quilt


It’s getting wild in my sewing room! I have so many projects and only so many machines. Someone please buy me another Viking ruby so I can get more work done. I don’t know where I would put it, but I would figure it out. Anyways, I’ve been pounding some embroidery out for this quilt, and it’s going… where? I’m not sure, but it is going somewhere! I’m getting some of the more decorative stuff done during the week, after work, so Sunday I can sit down and pound out the quilt top. I can tell you my anthem for quilt is Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill. Wish me luck!

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Midnight Secret Quilt – Progress


It’s taking some time, but it’s getting there. I have about 50 more stars to embroider, and then I can bind it. I miss stippling. So much faster, but this does look way cooler.

The plan is, and I use the term ‘plan’ loosely, to release all of my embroidered quilting motifs online. Fingers crossed I’ll get around to it soon. We’re creeping up on the busy season at work, and I would like to get all of that out before I start working 60 hours a week again. Wish me luck!

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Finished My Batik Charm Quilt Top


True Love! That’s all I feel for this! I can’t even describe it in words. I had all the charm packs lying around, and I just decided to use them! I don’t know what I was saving them for, but damn it! It looks good! Now, part of me wants to try some funky free motion quilting on it, the other part wants me to use an embroidery motif, and the last part says send it off to be quilted. I’m not sure! Part of me is asking if I trust myself enough to free motion it myself? To be honest, I’m not sure… We’ll see. A dear friend of mine is quilting three quilts for me as we speak… (Well, I think she mounted one on her frame, possibly…) I’m just not sure. I’m sure I’ll figure it out.

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Things Coming This Week 6/20/17


I’ve been swamped on social media this last week, so I did not get as much done as I would like to. The BBC article and interview were great, and we’re really getting the message that bullying is not okay out there. Well, I’m off to work! I’ll post when I get home! Wish me luck!

-Interview with one of the creators of Threads of Resistance

-Quilting Another Strip Quilt (Using My Embroidery Machine) (This is the Top)

-Update on Responses to The BBC Article (Read It If You Haven’t)

  • A lot of people who shared the articles in groups have had it deleted. Just an FYI.

-I Fished My Batik Charm Quilt top, so I’ll post that later too.







Let’s Chat With Katie From Katie’s Quilting Corner


Today we’re settling in for a lovely chat with the woman who launched the Quiltgate scandal into the stratosphere with a single reddit post. She’s a redditor, quilter, crafter, all around baddass, and blogger! She makes some amazing things with her insane skill set, and she does it with style and flair! She runs Katie’s Quilting Corner, and posts some of her amazing work there, as well as some general sass! So settle in, and let’s find out what Katie is up to… Continue reading

Hell’s Kitchen: Quilting Finished


IT took a while, and there are a few mistakes, but damn it, it looks good! This is the quilt that was quilted with my embroidery machine. There are a few vertical lines quilted into it, because I really wanted to keep the vertical aspects of the buildings evident. I’m just so in love with it, but now I cannot find a binding I like. I might have to go and get some solid black. (Don’t ask why I’m out of it; I have clearly been slacking on my inventory.) Well, now that I get to see it when it is done, I love the way the embroidery motif looks! It took about 20 hours to quilt it, but you know, it was totally worth it! I can’t wait to finish it, so I can take pictures of it to enter in shows.

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Anthems Quilt Show: An Interview With The Creator

Yesterday, we were hot off the BBC World Service with Quiltgate. (BBC Article Here) Today we’re going to talk about a new quilt show coming up, Anthems. It seems very appropriate, it being pride month, as well as the hate group recently being outed on BBC. We’re having a conversation with Richard Kennair, the creator of Anthems. He’s been in the industry for quite a long time, but he isn’t a quilter! Follow the jump for the interview…

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Quilting Space Is Not A Pleasant Space: An Interview With Stephanie Forsyth


Two days ago, I asked a question; it was a simple question. What I got was not a simple response. Today we’re going to talk to Stephanie Forsyth from The IndieQuilter. To beat a dead horse, I’m (trying) doing 4 interviews to go along with a quilt I’m making. One interview per block. Homophobia and Sexism are already done. Now I’m looking to do one on Racism. I tried to find someone to interview, but many people are afraid to come forward after seeing the vitriol being spewed by some of these people on the quilting groups of Facebook. Stephanie was one of the defenders on my post in Quilting Space and let’s check in with her…. (Also check out the screen shots from the conversation. I got as many as I could before it was removed.) Continue reading

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