Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun times with my Ruby

What fun I have been having! Last Saturday I had class to show the new Cutwork Needles put out by Inspira. Who would have thought I would have so much fun. My favorite project fabric covered journals. I embroidered the designs in tone on tone on the fabric first and then stitched them out in a contrast and had the needles "cut" them out.

I have also been using my embroidery machine for machine quilting..... I LOVE IT! You just hoop the whole quilt with backing and batting, select your design and off you go. So easy and the tension is great everytime. I made up this Christmas quilt to showcase the designs and I never thought I would like it this much.

 I was recently visiting a friend in Parksville, we stopped by a second hand store and I couldn't believe that there were these brand new crocheted baby blankets. I bought 2, to set aside for future baby gifts, they are so soft and sweet. Get this they were only $3, it costs more for the yarn!

Paulette over at Sweet Pea Quilting has photo's of a quilt show held at Cloth Castle and mentioned that she didn't get a full photo of this quilt so here it is. I adjusted the pattern to make it into a quilt rather than a wallhanging. I apologize but I don't know who's pattern it is.

Happy quilting and sewing, Natasha


  1. Love the quilt and the journals are gorgeous

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  2. I never thought of using my embroidery machine to do a whole cloth quilt - great idea!!

  3. Hi Natasha,
    It's called Cabin Friends by Primitive Gatherings (I think...). I used the snowman pattern in the middle of my quilt.

  4. Hey Girlfriend!

    Your blog is amazing and so much fun, thanks for sharing with us. Love the lesson for Strip Tube, the instructions are much clearer. Can't wait for tomorrow with Sue Hausmann! See you there.. x0x