Moda Fields of Blue, QuiltCon, and an Etsy Shop Opening Soon!

It’s been a busy start to 2020.  I’ve picked up a couple of quilting projects and started Ava’s Garden from Connecting Threads in queen size.  

For the fabric, I chose Fields of Blue by Moda for some gorgeous Bluebonnets in the Churn Dash blocks.  I’m about halfway finished with this beauty and I especially want it done before the Bluebonnets bloom here in South Texas next March.

Moda Fields of Blue

It’s been about a year since I remodeled my sewing room and I’ve done some refinements along the way.  While I’ve purchased bits of garment fabric here and there over the past year, I’ve really concentrated my fabric habit into quilting and embroidery.  Garment fabric has been removed to another room and space has been made for the Brother Luminaire that is on loan to me from #Allbrands.

Luminaire XP1 from

I’m busy setting everything to rights around the room so I’m ready for a full-blown sewing room video tour I’m going to do this weekend.

I thoroughly enjoyed using the Luminaire with Simply Applique to make the Howl-lelujah quilt last December.  My next venture with that fabulous machine is to stipple around the applique pieces on the Safari Way-to-Grow wall hanging from Urban Elementz.  

Safari Way to Grow from Urban Elementz

I’ve seen videos where the Luminaire can, after scanning in the hoop, create a “stamp” around a shape, thereby creating an outline around the shape.  Then I can fill the empty space with a stipple to fully quilt the wall hanging using the embroidery machine.  I look forward to figuring this all out and sharing it with my YouTube viewers as well.

My next “First” will be attending QuiltCon in Austin, Texas on Feb 20.

I’ve never been and I’m interested to see if there is a different “vibe” from the Houston Quilt Festival.  The world of Modern Quilting is foreign to me so I’m excited to go to Austin to see what it’s all about.  Of course, I’ll be taking you along with me and will video my entire trip!

And last but not least, hubs Keith has started prepping for his retirement by re-engaging in his passion of woodworking. First off the lathe are custom acrylic and wooden seam ripper/stiletto combos. They, along with other fine sewing tools including ruler racks, sleeve boards, and tailor’s tools, will be in our Etsy shop soon!

Power Tools With Thread

Sewing nerd who is absolutely determined to perfect this insanely fun hobby.

15 Responses

  1. 1945tynee says:

    Let me know when you open esty I really need, want, desire, seam ripper. Keith is so talented naturally or does he get it from his wife or the other way around.

  2. Nancy Bishop says:

    Wow, love the seam ripper/stiletto combo. Yup, put me down for one in aqua, or blue, or pink, or purple or…….. 😁. Love your videos, I’ve learned so much from you. Blessings!

  3. Have fun at Quilt Con! I have never been either, but know that there will be a whole contingent of fun ladies from Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild there this year.

  4. Debi BABER says:

    Let me know when you have more seam rippers in your Etsy shop as I would love to buy some.

  5. Diane Lemma says:

    I’ve trying to contact you about the Brother Card Reader but finding your email. Can you PM me because I really would like to ask a few questions about the card reader. I have some old cards but lost my card reader in Hurricane Harvey. Thanks so much in advance for reading this.

  6. Ann Hanson says:

    Those seam rippers are beautiful! I’d love to get one for me and my daughter. Looking forward to you Etsy shop!

  7. Annette Whitmore says:

    What will the name of your Etsy shop be. I’d like two of those beautiful seam rippers that your talented husband makes. Saw it on Joy Bernhardt’s video-beautiful & functional.

  8. Linda u. Shaheen says:

    I watch u on YouTube every night and thourghly enjoy all of your presentions thank you so much

  9. alma Tubens says:

    You talked so much about creative notions and what you get monthly well I am trying it for the 1st time. I’m excited to receive September’s box.

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