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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Quilt I made for my Niece for Christmas

Each of my other niece and nephew will get a quilt also later this year she is the oldest so of course hers was completed first....

I have my Quilts on Display in St Johns Episcopal church in Charlotte NC

I am very excited that I got to put up a display of several of my quilts, I have been working really hard trying to finish gifts and get these quilts bound so they can go on Display before Christmas (Barely Made it) it isn't blatant advertising but there is subtle advertising involved we are hoping it gets my name out and maybe generate some long arm business - we shall see.... I really appreciate My Mom arranging the display with Terry who coordinates this stuff at the church.... I am very excited to be listed as one of the many artist to have the privilege of Displaying at St John's Episcopal in Charlotte...

Also a very special thanks to my Dad for helping us hang them and for my Grandsons Jacob and Mattox for being on their very best behavior and showing great patience during the hanging process....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Exchange gift for Party today

ok so every year my Sewing guild group does this fun gift exchange - you know the kind where you steal a present you like and then the person who got the gift stolen opens or steals another.... well I made my gift this year and was very pleased with the results.....I took home a very nice gift (a scissors keeper)

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I made this for the quilt Guild Party last night - these are going to the USO but we had a contest to vote on the best - I really wish I had taken my camera to show all the stockings they were way too cute...

Charity Quilt - these are made by various members of the quilt Guild

I quilted it and put the binding on.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Custom Quilt project

This is a quilt that I made a while back - and since the flying geese blocks are what I call cheater blocks (they are folded instead of sewn) which actually would cause major problems when quilting. each square is an individual design (large and small squares on each row), Each side has a separate border.... I love the combining of the tulips I did and I am having fun quilting it.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

My LongArm at work

I took training earlier this week, I am getting ready to do a custom quilt this was one I just finished... I have a meeting with a customer tomorrow for some custom work she wants done.  I am really loving this choice for myself I feel at peace when I am working unlike any job I have ever had!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Double Embossed Card

This Layered Embossed Inked card is a breeze to make and works for any occasion
looks like it was hard work and very elegant...

Pale colors work best - you can use different colors for your layers or the same I have done them both ways...

Use and 8.5 by 11 piece of paper
score fold in half
trim to the size of your embossing folder
Cut four or more strip different widths to glue across the front of the card
glue them down with a little space in between...
Run the card through your embossing machine with a detailed embossing folder
ink over the embossing to bring it out so you can see it if you do pastle colors for your card you can use browns for the inking to make it look ore antique.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A charity quilt I quilted For the Charlotte Quilt Guild

This is a service I offer in my quilting business to help create a special gift for local Charities, I will take more photos of these gifts as I get them quilted....

This is a Butterfly quilt I made,

 I love the black fabric and wanted to enhance the butterfly designs...

More Quilts

This is a Quilt I made for my Mom last year Quilting finished the piece...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Here's the quilting I have been doing -

I am taking off have full confidence in my edge to edge quilting - My web Site got updated yesterday ready for customers - I will add services as I go currently edge to edge quilting is all I am offering....

Personal Quilt I did - love the fabrics

Table runners that will be for sale on my web Site shortly

Monday, October 18, 2010

Long Arm Finally Arrived!!!

here's a couple of photos - one of the machine the other of my first stitches

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Wall Hanging

Cut 3 12 inch Blocks From a background fabric (I chose Brown)

Cut 3 10 inch blocks in the color you want your pumpkins to be (You can use this idea for any season of the year) if you don't like jack-O-Lanterns you can use leaves or solid pumpkins

Cut 2 and 1/2 inch strips from a Fat Quarter  (you can sew them together to make you borders long enough) cut strips to use between the blocks

Cut the background fabric into 2 and  1/2 in strips to make your binding and use a coordinating fabric for the back I used the orange fabric for the back.

you will need a template design cut out of paper (I used a design from my Cricut) you will need enough heat and bond light to make three of your designs please see youtube video on how to apply the heat and bond to make your designs.

Make sure you make a label so you remember when you made it ....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Count Down For Machine Continues

8 days and counting almost down to 1 week Whoo Hoo

Sunday, October 3, 2010

a couple of table runners I am making to sell

I will be quilting these on my longarm when I get it in 14 days

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Finally have a delivery Date

Long arm machine is going to be delivered October 17th at about 8 am I am beyond excited I am going to have to do a count down !!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Business Mail

I was so excited I got my first email to my business email account what a nice surprise!!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Update on my Quilt Biz....

So busy day yesterday - went to fayetteville to finalize details of the purchase of my machine (I own it now) should be delivered either the 9/10 or the 16/17th I purchased a bunch of things I need when I get the machine - spent less than I thought.... looking into thread whole sale and other supplies... I feel so good about progress I am beyond excited!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Website is up and published

I am very excited about that as I did the entire page on my Mac going to add some more pictures and eventually add a gallery also will have more items for sale eventually like baby quilts and table dressings....

Ok so I am live and happy!!!!

check it out at http://www.designsbydigi.com

Friday, August 20, 2010

Really light...

Machine should be delivered Mid September (now I have lots of work to do in my house to get ready for it)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Nook Cover

My attempt at coping the purchased Nook Cover

Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby Quilt

Using The pattern Yellow brick road - I wanted to make this for the coming grand baby, my niece wants a quilt as well planning on making the same pattern for her but different fabric obviously and much bigger....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Heres a fun little layout I did

I went to a local Burlesque Show on Saturday with my daughter we have been before it is a really good girls night out ...

Friday, July 16, 2010

Pooh Quilt

I have finished the quilt - I added ABC applique to the bottom and did nine patch on the sides I did not add a border I am really happy with the way this turned out!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quilt For new grandbaby in the family due around sept 15

I am making a Pooh quilt, I got all of the appliques cut and laid out and ironed on, next will be marking the outline and stitching all of the details, I am very pleased with the progress - got this done in a little over 2 hours...

Friday, July 2, 2010

Card I created _ it was a scrap lift

please see the gorgeous original at my friend Tree-frogs  Blog

Monday, June 28, 2010

Quilt update -

I have gotten my finacial start for my quilt business - not quite there yet but getting there need to take care of some personal financials first then I can buy the long arm machine and get started.... I see a light 
and I am very excited

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Quilt and Card for My Friends Baby Shower on Saturday

The pattern is called Just Ducky
I created a a Label for the quilt and then coordinated a card to go with it
I need to go get a baby box to wrap it in (or a white box and baby paper)