Playing with orange peels

Trying out my new sewing machine (Janome MC6650!) and wanted to play with machine quilting fusible collage elements. I love the shape of orange peels, so combined colourful appliqués with warm monochrome backgrounds in scrappy four patches. I added the central circle to tie the blocks together. I used the free orange peel template at Charming Peels at Moda– the […]

New Sewing Machine!!!!

After half a year quilting on my tiny but gallant Kenmore (6.5″ throat!) I got myself an early birthday present 🙂 It’s a brand new Janome Memory Craft 6650 and it’s taking some getting used to — it’s amazing how much an extension of ourselves our sewing machine becomes. This new machine has my entire wish list of quilting machine […]

Fabric choices, Thousand Oaks Quilt

NB: Edyta Sitar’s Thousand Oaks quilt pattern is available on her website or in her book, Patches of Blue. I’m a collage artist and I found choosing the fabrics for this appliqué project almost exactly like composing the materials for a paper or multi media collage. You need 9 fat quarters worth of fabrics for the appliqués. From each fabric […]