I always seem to have a gigantic debate going in my head...machine quilt vs hand quilt.
I like the idea of hand quilting very much. Mostly because I do everything else by hand so it seems a logical choice. BUT I have tried it and tried it and it is SLOW and PAINFUL. Plus, I am loving how artistic free motion quilting has become.
This summer I decided to practice my free motion quilting a little. I made myself a quilt sandwiches and a couple times a week I just sit down and "doodle". It's pretty fun and actually very relaxing.
The last several months have been a bit of a whirlwind for me as far as jobs go. I really do think I am the luckiest girl in the world some days. I get to hang out with some of my favorite people and write about quilts. Up until last fall I was an editor for McCall's Quilting. In November I switched to a video content position that culminated in hosting Marsha McCloskey at our Golden, CO video studio.
Now I am back to magazines and am the new associate editor of Quiltmaker magazine! SWOON!
One of the hundred million wonderful things about my job is that I get to meet so many great quilters. Marsha McCloskey is one of my all time quilting hero's and she came to town last week to film a video course on her Radiant Star quilt...SWOON!
Besides my applique addiction I have a bit of a feathered star addiction as well. These actually are pictures from around my house.
This is my entry way (and yes that is a box of dog treats by the front door).
This is my piano
And this is my powder room.
Here are some funny things Marsha and I have in common. We both use Bernina sewing machines (she even used mine on set!) and we both own irons that are 20 years old that we love and are unable to find replacements for.
I will keep you posted about when her course will be available. You wont want to miss it!