Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Visiting- Quilting style!

Sunday is a day that we tend to do some visiting; church, friends, family. Today, two of my kids are a bit sniffly with a cold, so we'll be staying put in the house. (Hubby and my oldest did make their escape.)

Free motion quilting mctavishing around a feather
What good is a post without pictures? McTavishing around my feather.

So I thought I'd share a few great places to visit online for some free motion quilting inspiration.

First is Angela Huffman's blog, A Quilted Joy. She's got a feast for the eyes with posts from the Mid Atlantic Quilt Show. Angela is also one of my "hero" quilters as she had to rise to some life challenges and made a career out of quilting and has really excelled.

I love quilting and sharing through my blog, but I also need to focus on making an income too, and Angela recently encouraged me by pointing out that my kids will do better with a mom who isn't freaked out by financial stress and they'll do fine switching to public school after being homeschooled.

And I visited Kimmy Brunner's blog last night and she so talented, focused, and is a total hoot to read! (Can I be like her when I grow up? But without the longarm?) Remember I mentioned in "Another Great Craftsy Sale" that you could watch Craftsy classes in 1.5x or 2x speed to save a little time? The down side is now when I read her blog, I "hear" her voice as the speeded up chipmunk version!

My need for speed lately might have contributed to my time lapse McTavishing video! It still makes me laugh!


Of course Sunday is a great time to visit Leslie at MarveLes Art Studios. She has a feast for the eyes and the spirit every time I visit. She has such a gift for encouragement too!

And Christa has sent me quite a few new readers lately, so I'm going to return the favor. She's a cute button of a gal with a passion for modern quilts. She's really doing some moving and shaking in the quilt biz side of things too!

And some of my new readers should be mentioned. There's a ton of you, so I can only do a few at a time.

Karen's Quilts, Crows, and Cardinals where you can find applique information galore! I'm starting to develop a passion for applique as that's a great way to use fine free motion quilting. The customer quilts I get from a few local longarmers are all applique.

Esther has been working on her McTavishing and on an amazing train pattern! If you've got little boy in your life, you have got to check it out!

And how about "What Comes Next"? She's always got something nifty in the works.

That will have to do for now so I can get some lunch on the table and get some quilting done. Then to finish up my post for tomorrow's McTavishing Monday! If you've missed any of the quilt along posts you can find them on the Free Motion Quilt-along page. I did an extra post on McTavishing yesterday too.

So do some visiting of your own, but make some time to do some quilting too!


14 comments:

  1. I love going visiting - thank you for some new folks to go meet, and thank you for including me in this list!

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  2. Hello Amy,
    Thank you so much for the great links! So much fun!
    Also thank you for including me in the list too! HAPPY!!!
    I am still working on my McTavishing! Some good blocks and some not so good blocks, but together they will make a wonderful warm quilt! I am using a darker thread so i can see what i am doing and try to improve with each try. It is going slow for me.... But I am not stopping!? :-)
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  3. Funny! I would think this speed of quilting would be so helpful for me to get through all my customer quilts!
    Cool tutorials, I have sent the links to some friends who are learning quilting.

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  4. I am plugging along when I can, enjoy your videos!

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    1. I hope you can get more stitching in!

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  5. I love your videos, Amy! As for Christa, she's a member of the same guild as me, and she's as nice as you could possibly imagine!

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    1. I imagine she is! Hoping to meet her one day.

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  6. Thanks for the list Amy!! Love your videos

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    1. You’re quite welcome, and thank you!

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  7. Your "speed" video is a hoot!!!!! I'm familiar with most of the links you posted and they all (and YOU!) provide such needed inspiration and expertise!!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!! Love the feather/McTavishing combo!!!!! Hugs...................................

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    1. Thanks so much! Dang girl, you can McTavish! Love it on silk! I think I might have to do a speed quilting video on purpose now! It makes me laugh still!

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