Carolina Tulips in Machine Quilting Level 2 Class

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Hello Friends, thank you for stopping by again!  I hope you are well.   I had shared with you in detail two of the projects included in my online quilting class Machine Quilting Level 2 here and here.  Today, I am sharing with you another project included in the class, Carolina Tulips.

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Carolina Tulips is a project specifically targeting quilting around applique blocks.  Each applique block is quilted differently using the quilting motifs covered in the class.  You can see a sample of the motifs here.

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I have been asked about my quilting stitch length.  I like my stitches short for a finer look.  So, for the setting on my BSR (Bernina Stitch Regulator), I set my stitch length to be at anywhere between 1.6-2.0 depending on what I am quilting.  Naturally, if the curves are tight, I would stitch tight. Because of the tight stitches I do, I like to quilt with finer threads (silk, and almost exclusively Aurifil Mako 50 cotton).

It is my aim to give quilters some fun ideas on how to quilt their applique quilts through Carolina Tulips.

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You may click here to sign up for the class.  This online class (available for PC and Tablets), once purchased, is yours to keep indefinitely.  And if you ever run into a problem, it’s easy to contact me with your questions through the “Ask The Instructor” option.  I will do my best to help you over the hump.

You may also click here to purchase the DVD if doing an online class isn’t your thing.

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I am honored that I am able to be a part of your quilting journey, and be your quilting friend!  I hope you have enjoyed our visit today…. tootles for now!  I shall check in with you again soon.

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Thread Talk from my Sewing Machine #31

Hello Everyone!  I hope you have had a good week.  We are making the most of the last few days of my hiatus.  We saw this hand-carved boat a few days ago.  The craftsmanship is incredible.

The roof of the boat has different carved motifs that would make great quilting motifs.

I will post pictures when I do get to try the motifs out on my sewing machine.  Stay tune for more pictures and the schematic diagrams you can use on your quilting project.

Till next time, take care!

Thread Talk from my Sewing Machine #28

Heike Weber is a German artist who draws  with markers on walls and floors to create interesting wall and floor patterns.  When I saw pictures of the artist’s work, I have one thought on my mind…. (the following pictures are all from the artist’s website)

….. yeah, QUILTING!  A few thoughts…

1.  Inspiration for quilting motifs is everywhere.  Our “quilting feelers” just need to be trained to be a bit more sensitive!

2.  It’s all about the texture.  Quilting motifs don’t always have to be quilted perfectly — go for the texture.

3.  When you run out of paper to practice drawing your quilting motif, don’t be shy, draw on your walls and your floors!  What visual effects you will have in your home.  Oh, while you are at it, do it Weber-style, use permanent markers!! The youngens in your family will absolutely LOVE you! ;)  I am looking for a quilter who dares to be the one who practices her quilting motif by drawing on her formal dining room wall!!!

Happy Quilting, everyone!  Thanks for stopping by.