Sunday, December 9, 2018

ITH - Quilted Christmas Wallhanging

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This machine quilted in the hoop machine embroidery design is a quick and fun project to make for Christmas gifts. My children's teachers were thrilled with them! It is also a great use of small pieces of fabric, batting, and stabilizer. Instructions are written such that even a beginner can make it.

The embroidery files have block sizes ranging from 4" to 9.5" so you can make as small or as large as you want. The smaller one looks great as a "bell pull." Available in multiple machine formats and hoop sizes - all in the same download. Click here to see them

Sunday, March 25, 2018

To Grandmother's House We Go - a free quilt pattern

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This quilt is a take on little red riding hood. I just think it is adorable for girls of any age! This is a great opportunity to learn flying geese. There is a little applique, for those who just want to get their toes wet, and the rest is traditional piecing. It is definitely a great opportunity to use up some of those fabric scraps! Windham Fabrics has provided this free quilt pattern.


Monday, March 12, 2018

A finish - Customer Quilt - Going Batty





I have a customer who is a member of a Spelunking group. What is spelunking? It is for people who actually enjoy crawling around in caves and other dark crevices in the earth. I will stick to quilting and an occasional hike in wide open spaces.









Anyway, every year a group of Spelunkers gets together and they part of their activities is a silent auction. She always makes a quilt for the auction and this is the current year's installment.










Typically, her quilts for this event include bats in the fabric and I believe the last couple of years the quilting was a design that included bats. This year, I felt like the design of the quilt was calling for a geometric quilting design. At first, I was leaning towards squares/lines....then the circles changed my mind. I landed on this circular "bubbles" all-over design.




Do you have a quilt that needs finishing? I would love the opportunity to quilt for you. Please e-mail me:
michele.hester@gmail.com






Saturday, February 17, 2018

A lesson in Values - free quilt pattern

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This quilt is a great one to learn about the use of color value in quilt-making. It is also a great use of scraps.

The designer gives instructions for block sizes from 12 to 28-inches.....with a 28-inch quilt square, you will have a finished quilt top in no time at all!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Free Floral Animal Collage quilt

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Have you made a collage quilt yet? I haven't, but I definitely want to do so. I was happy to run across this free floral animal collage quilt pattern. Going on my must-make list.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Charm Square Quilt Pattern - Free

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Whenever I look at a quilt and have a hard time figuring out where the square units are, I always think it has got to be a difficult quilt. Most of the time they are not though.....as is the case with this beauty.

This pattern utilizes charm packs and 2 background colors in yardage.....so even picking your fabrics is easy! The designer gives great strip cutting and chain piecing instructions that make this quilt a breeze.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Free Quilted Bag Pattern

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Ambrosia Bag by Amanda Murphy This complimentary bag design features fabrics in the "Ambrosia" collection by Amanda Murphy for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. It is a great way to practice your free-motion quilting!

ITH - Quilted Christmas Wallhanging

Click here for the machine embroidery files and instructions This machine quilted in the hoop machine embroidery design is a quick and f...