Boxing Day: Final Sneak Peeks

Hello Friends!  I hope you are doing well.  I finished my Boxing Day quilt, and it is all ready to leave for its photo shoot.  Here are a couple of final peeks before the quilt becomes “official”:
IMG_5279

You can see I quilted super-sized Jester’s Hat motif on the quilt.  The trick for quilting large-sized motifs using a domestic machine is to first master the stitching path of the motif in smaller scale.  That way when you quilt super-sized, you don’t have to worry as much about where to go next, and can focus better on keeping the curves smooth.

IMG_5281

The Jester’s Hat motif is covered in my online “Learn to Machine Quilt” class.  Click here to find out more.  Quite a few of you had written you signed up for the class this last week (AWESOME, and THANK YOU!).  The class is still offered at 50% (Use keycode EYGHOFF – valid at the time of posting) if you have never taken an online class with Annie’s.  You only have to pay $17.50 for the class that you can keep forever!

Learn to Machine Quilt92294_6

I am sharing with you in the following how the Jester’s Hat motif has left its mark in some of my quilts…

In an “unnamed” quilt (published pending):

img_2434

In Home Sweet Home (publish pending):

IMG_5022

In Watercolor Sketches (Quilts and More, Spring 2013)

IMG_3234

In Greeting Cards (The Quilter, Holiday 2012)

img_2452

In Warm Blessings (Quilter’s World, December 2012)

IMG_3821

In Sweet Shoppe (Simple Quilts & Sewing, Winter 2012)

img_1550

You can read my past Thread Talk post on Jester’s Hat here, here and here.

And with that, I shall wrap up the week at Ivory Spring!  Have a great weekend, and I shall chat with you again next week!  Take care.

Advertisements

Boxing Day: Sneak Peek #1

Hello Friends, thank you again for stopping by!  I hope you are well.  Christmas in July continues at Ivory Spring despite Miss Baby’s incredulity at such get-up!  If she only knew I have been scouting for certain special Christmas ornaments all year round, ha!

Here is another sneak peek of a Christmas quilt for you.  It is made with fabrics from Benartex’s Home for the Holidays collection.  Click here to view this lovely collection of fabrics.

IMG_5276

How do you like the cream/red/blue/mint green combination?  I have to say I am liking it very much!  So, any of you out there having a Christmas in July month?