Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Juggling Projects

Ah, the story of my life - juggling multiple projects at once. Sound familiar? Of course! But good news - the duck quilt is completely pieced, and now on the frame.

Quilting is still to be decided - time for the vinyl overlay and the dry erase markers to test out designs. Definitely no panto on this one as it's just screaming 'custom'! Have to exercise a bit of restraint, as I don't want to over-quilt this and make it stiff.

As for the other project that demands attention, it's the secret design for the Christmas Carol Row-along hosted again by Marian at Seams to be Sew. The pattern is due this Saturday, and I just need to finish up the 'real' row. This is the project that revisited Crafted Applique, with my additional use of the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

Using this machine feels like cheating - all of the parts cut out so quickly and cleanly - a fantastic way to have applique any way you want it! I've also discovered that Craftsy, my favorite online class source, offers three classes in using the cutting machine: Silhouette Savvy: Design, Cut, Create; Next Steps in Silhouette Studio; and Silhouette Savvy: Venture into Vinyl. It's wonderful to have classes on this subject!

By the way, Craftsy is having a sale today - 12 classes for $12 each. Yes, I'm an affiliate, so any purchase you make, I am compensated. But Craftsy continues to amaze me with a huge variety of classes, and their support of independent designers, like me! Go check out what they have to offer, and learn something new!

Happy Quilting!


  1. Congratulations on getting the quilt top done and good luck finding the right balance of fun quilting. :)

  2. Your top looks really beautiful - and I agree with you - a custom quilt job is perfect! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Your ducky quilt top has been one I look forward to seeing each and every update. I have enjoyed the Craftsy classes I've taken, too. It's definitely a good price for their classes. --Andrea

  4. what a beauty this quilt is. I do not have a cutter here they are promoting the accuquilt go one but it costs an arm and a leg no an arm and 2 legs!


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