Sunday, December 5, 2010

Advance Bra Making

Here is my bra from the  my bra making class. I think it came out well.  It's amazing how well a custom bra fits.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lingerie Class

This past fall, I took a class a Canada College to learn lingerie techniques.  Here is my final project.  I may never go back to Victoria Secrets again.

Bra Making 3 Times A Charm

I have been taking bra making classes with Marijane Johnson. She is great. This bra was the third try one I made from her basic bra making class. I will post the one I am completing from the Advanced Bra Making class shortly. These are great class.  She is extremely patient and a wealth of information. Marijane is also quite resourceful. If anyone is interested in learning bra making, this is a great person to learn from.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chloe Backpack


I made this backpack using the free pattern on P&B Textiles website.  If you're interested here is the link: .

One happy camper:

Monday, May 24, 2010

I took the plunge - Kaleidscope Quilt

Hi all,

This quilt is still on my design wall I adopted the Kool Kaleidscope Quilt from Ricky Tims.  It really came together quite easy.  Now time for sewing it all.  More to come soon.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jill Schumacher's Class on Whole Cloth Quilting

Ok, so I'm a mad woman with quilting these days but, having so much fun learning new things.  Today, I had a class with Jill Schumacher AKA Quiltmaker to the Queen at Always Quilting in San Mateo.  Jill is very inspiring and patient.  While I have been practicing learning this technique for a while today it set in.  Now, I knew how important marking was but, today it sunk in.  Yes, tedious but, the results are worth it.  Below is my practice piece.  Nope, not perfect, still have alot of practicing to do.  If you're not familiar with Jill,  here's her website and there's a calendar of class locations.  I'm think Trapunto will be something I'll have to try next from her.

Jill Schumacher - Quiltmaker to the Queen

Partially Completed

All Done

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Esterita Austin Movable Feast Class

Esterita Austin is a fabulous instructor.  I had the opportunity to be in a 3 day class with her last weekend.  I'm attaching a partially completed quilt from this class and will update again when the piece is completed.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Celebrating National Quilting Day

I happen to have been blessed with being introduced to a fabulous person back in October.  I had heard about her from several people but, had never met her.  While doing the preview at PIQF I ran into my friend Melodee who is also good friends with this wonderful person.  Bam, we met and it all clicked.  I can't say but good things about her and by happen stance a group of us are quilting on this weekend together.  I'm very excited to say that I will be quilting with Esterita Austin because my friend had the vision set up this sewcial with her.

I am so looking forward to this and am so indebt to my friend for inviting me to be apart of this for 3 days.

If you don't know Esterita's work, you should check it out.  Her website is: .

So, look out for new photos from her weekend either her or on Facebook.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Strip Tubing Quilt

Here's my latest quilt not completed but, pieced.  This was an interesting project to work on.  I enjoyed how quickly it came together.  I'll post another photo when it's done.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Accidental LandscapeClass/Karen Eckmeier

Today, I had the opportunity to take a Guild Class with Karen Eckmeier called Accidental Landscapes.  Below is the completed top.  It has been sandwiched, just need to quilt it and bind it.  This was a fun class and did not take long to do.  There are so many possibilities with this technique.  I'm looking forward to doing a postcard from the scraps and several other versions of this quilt soon.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Going in Circles Almost Done

Here is my going in circles quilt that is almost done.  Now, I just need to do the quilting.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

This is 2 days worth of work with more to go

This is a photo with me and other Santa Clara Valley Quilt Guild members displaying the partially completed work from the Carol Taylor Class.

Shameless Snag with Carol Taylor

This past week I had the opportunity to spend 3 days with Carol Taylor. ( )  What an incredible experience.  Each of the ladies did fantastic work on their quilts.  Photos will be up soon.  In the interim, I grabbed a photo of me and others watching Carol do a demo. Carol is extremely creative and patient.  With 25 students in the class she was able to provide attention to everyone with the kindness of a saint.

Until later

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hot Pink Mess

My First Quilt - 9 Patch

These are photos of my first quilt with Bev Stokley taken in September 2008.

My Second Quilt

Completing For Greg

A Mini Quilt called Java Time

Ruth McDowell Class

Yes, taking a 5 day class with Ruth McDowell was fabulous.  Here are the beginning stages of my quilt that is yet to be completed, but will be soon. 

Panel Quilt I completed


Quilter's Palette Class with Annie Smith

This is a sampler quilt that I have a few more blocks to complete.

Alex Anderson Class

Yes, I had the opportunity to take this class with her personally.  It was great.  Here are the blocks that I have made, no, I have not completed this quilt.  It is on my list. :-)

A cute cosmetic bag I made

These are really handy. 

Tote Bags