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What made you become a quilter?

A question that we rarely ask ourselves as quilters and longarm quilters. For me, I just began quilting and went full speed ahead. It was like I was being driven by a locomotive and there was no stopping me. Everyday trying to improve upon what was done yesterday. The ideas of quilts going around in my head are never ending. Also quilting for me it is an art not just a skill. I feel that with each quilt I'm able to express myself onto the fabric, in ways I've never done before.
Here are a few examples:
The Ombre Effect This quilt is one of my favorites. In each square I came up with a different design that used my rulers. While using straight lines in every block as well as curved lines.

Coloring Quilts This was a very free motion quilt.
My client told me to quilt anything I wanted. Then she was going to paint it.

Birde My very first Full Custom quilt. The quilt definitely did all the talking on this one. 

Coastal Lily The Raffle Quilt that squared me up and set me free all at…

Basting on your longarm.

What? Basting on your longarm? That's Crazy? 
Not as crazy as you may think. About 6 month ago I began basting my whole quilt top to the quilt back on the frame. By doing this you will keep your quilt square. Also keep tucks at bay and wavy borders away. Here's a video on how to baste your quilt before longarming.
Once you begin quilting your will remove the stiches in the area that you are quilting in. Do Not take the whole row out. Keep the basting in your borders until you quilt them. Remember: How does an elephant eat a quilt. One bite at a time.
Later, I will post a video on how to take out your basting as you quilt your quilt. I hope this helps you with your next quilt. Take Care

About me... I made an about me page.

I made an about me page for my blog. I thought it would also be a good update post on what is going on. It's a bit more detailed than more About me pages but I was really feeling it. Also it's not in the 3rd person. I am Sew Darn Cute Quilting no one else. Sew here it is :) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The big question "How long have you been quilting?" I think it should be "How much do you love quilting?" LOL
I have been quilting since 2010. I just had my second son and needed something to think about besides dirty dishes, laundry and diapers. Recently my step mom had begun quilting and it looked like fun. I had been interested in quilting since I was in my 20's, but had very little success at being self taught. I thought you pieced the fabric together with a zig zag stitch while butting up 2 pieces of fabric together side by side. Eeek!! In order to become a quilter I was …

Elephant Quilt

Oh My, I love this quilt. It is a fused applique Elephant Quilt, that is just Amazing!!!  The owner of the quilt is a quilting friend of mine. She brought it to show and tell and asked me "How I would quilt it?" So here it is all quilted.  Moroccan was the theme.  Paisley's, Mandela's, Swirls and Curled paisley pods. 
I quilted around every little piece then stitched straight lines in-between.
 The batting is one layer of cotton and one layer of poly. This has given the quilt a beautiful texture. Thread is a white Iris thread that has a wonderful sheen. The bobbin is the same.
Some Eye Candy

 This is the back.

Thank you, Lori for sending me this Amazing Quilt!