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”:

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.


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!

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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):


In Home Sweet Home (publish pending):


In Watercolor Sketches (Quilts and More, Spring 2013)


In Greeting Cards (The Quilter, Holiday 2012)


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


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


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.

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.


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?