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New Thread and an Easter Pattern

This week I tried out my new Glide thread from FilTec on the long arm. I had previously been using a cotton thread that was pretty linty in the machine. This one is a soft polyester thread with a sheen like rayon. It’s strong and practically lint free. It took me a bit to get the tension correct for using it but once I did, I had smooth sailing. I like it a lot.

My color play quilt is what I used it on and I am pleased with the results. This was also a practice with ruler work for me. I can’t wait to get the next quilt on the machine!









The back…









And some other shots of the front…

























I’m in the process of hanging up Easter decorations and I put this cute mini on the door yesterday! It’s available as part of the Seasonal Trio 2 collection in my Craftsy store.









I’m preparing to record a new podcast episode tomorrow with all kinds of fun reviews of various items I have ordered recently. If you have anything you’d like me to talk about, let me know today!

Have a happy and quilty day!


Swap Update & Stuff

Happy Wednesday!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I spent the weekend with family getting ready for Easter. We went to church and then hosted dinner and an egg hunt here. It was such fun. Here are the girls on Sunday morning…


Earlier this week I had some fun mail from down under! Philipa of Ozzypip Quilts made a beautiful tea shop quilt that you can read about on her blog. I admired the appliques so much and was ecstatic when she mentioned that she had purchased the pattern twice by accident. I immediately asked her if I might take one of those patterns off of her hands in the form of pattern trading. She was game and I sent her one of my Easter patterns in return for this one!
























I was even more ecstatic when it arrived and I found out it was fusible applique and not needle turn…Yippppeeeee! I think you all know by now I have a love affair with fusible applique! The pattern is really for a teapot cozy but I might do as Philipa did and make a quilt out of it instead. I’m hoping Philipa receives the Easter pattern in the mail this week. As of yesterday, it had not arrived. Fingers crossed!

Yesterday I made this tote bag as a sample one for the comic collectibles sewing I am doing. It’s lined and has a boxed bottom which I like very much.
























It took an hour and I used this great tutorial from Skip To My Lou.

It’s also reversible if you want to line it with something fun and not just a solid color.

The mug rug and potholder swap is well under way and participants are beginning to receive some really fun mail!!! If you have received your mug rug or potholders, please take a quick pic and post it to this Flickr Group. So far there are two photos in there so go ahead and take a look!

Also this week, I received an invitation to speak at the Seaside Quilter’s Guild in Duxbury, MA in May. I am really looking forward to presenting my Mission Possible: A Quilting Journey presentation and trunk show. It will be lots of fun!

I’m hoping to get on track with the pattern writing for the Hanukkah mini quilts today. Friday is Amanda’s junior prom and we are busy preparing for that tomorrow and Friday morning! Then we will be consumed with getting Amanda ready for France!! We’ve been talking about this trip for a long time and it’s almost here. For those of you that travel, can you confirm this for me regarding voltage adapters and converters….if your iphone or camera charger states that its input is 100-240 volts, does she only need an adapter and not a converter?

Have a beautiful day, everyone.