Saturday, 18 May 2019

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #114

Here for you is this weeks new Free Motion Quilting Design.
A dainty little Spring beauty by special request from a very special lady 💖
What do you think its name should be?

Comment below or on Facebook and/or Instagram to suggest a name or vote for your favorite.
The winner will be chosen by popular vote on Sunday May 19 at 6:00 PM (Pacific)

After some really fun voting and wonderful name suggestions this design has been named "Hearts a Flutter".

Thank you and congratulations to Marion Van of Victoria B.C.

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Classes available.

Contest Alert - We're over 100 New Free Motion Quilting Designs and close to 20,000 Views

It's time for a giveaway!
I am celebrating several wonderful milestones so let's have a little party.

It has been just over two years since the start of Julies Name Game.

At that time I asked for your help to name one of my new Free Motion Quilting Designs and we had so much fun that since then I've been doing a new design every week for you to name.

We have now passed the 100th design milestone and are happily naming design #114.

Equally exciting is that Julies Quilt Class is fast approaching  20,000 views.


From now until May 23 (my wedding anniversary) I will be filling this beautiful fair trade basket from my friends at Big Blue Moma with fabric, thread and other quilting supplies for you to win (minimum $100 value).

Here is what you need to do to enter:
1) Leave a comment on your favorite post on this blog.
2) Share your favorite post to Facebook and/or Pinterest
(Just click on the little icon underneath the post.)
3) Follow my Blog by Email (link on the right) or through the Bloglovin App

Follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram and receive an additional entry.
Receive an additional entry for each additional blog post you share.
Receive an additional entry for each friend you tag on Facebook or Instagram

I will be adding lots of goodies to this basket so come back to watch it fill!
Let's have some FUN!

QUILTsocial Blog - 5 Steps to A Wholecloth Walking Foot Quilt

I am extremely pleased to offer you a new QUILTsocial blog series that continues my exploration of how important the correct needle/thread combination is to successful quilting.

In this five part series you will learn how to use your walking foot to create a small wholecloth quilt using your walking foot.

I absolutely love how this little quilt turned out!
It would be perfect as a baby quilt, wheelchair quilt, table topper or lap quilt.
Free pattern!

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design

My new Free Motion Quilting Design #113 was named "Six Eclipse" by popular vote (Facebook and Instagram) on Sunday May 12 at 6:00 PM (Pacific).

This fun frolic of a design was inspired by a blooming shrub in my back garden.

The density of the flowers can be adjusted by stitching longer or shorter connecting lines.

Thank You and congratulations to Barbara Anne Bettles of Abbotsford B.C. for suggesting this weeks winning name!

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting Design #112

Another new Free Motion Quilting Design from my doodle book.
Variegated thread will make it come alive and seem to shimmer or tone it in at one shade darker than the background for a beautifully subtle all over texture.

This design was named "Spring Has Sprung" by popular vote
(Facebook and Instagram) on Sunday May 5 at 6:00 PM (Pacific).

Thank you and congratulations to Barbara Root of Vancouver B.C.

Classes available.
Contact me at (direct link on the upper right of this page) for more information.

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A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine Issue #49 - Trapunto Quilting by Machine Tutorial

I am thrilled to have one of my articles on Trapunto Quilting by Machine featured in issue #49 of A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine.
This wonderful quarterly publication is available on newstands,
by subscription (hard copy or digital) or as a digital download.

For more information go to A Needle Pulling Thread or download the App.

Don't forget to check out their sister publication QUILTsocial e magazine

Friday, 17 May 2019

Julies Name Game - New Free Motion Quilting design #111

This weeks new Free Motion Quilting design is one from my "doodle" book.
Doodling is a great way to create new designs and fine tune how best to stitch them.

This design was named by popular vote (Facebook and Instagram) on Sunday April 28, 2019.
I normally announce the designs new name at 6:00 PM (Pacific) but this week took a bit of a twist.
Even with an extension in the voting to 7:00 PM we were locked in a tie for the win.

In cases like this I would normally turn to one of my thoroughly impartial hand puppets.
However, being far from home I had to get a bit creative!

I needed someone willing to break the tie so I turned to the lady at the gas pump (I was a a gas station filling up my car you see) next to me and asked if she would be willing to help.
Her name was Joyce.
It turns out that Joyce knows lots of quilters and immediately recognised this as a free motion quilting design.
Hi Joyce. I think you are also a quilter:)

So ... with the help of Joyce and by very popular vote on Facebook, Instagram and at the gas station this design has been named
"Sweet Peas, please".
Thank you and congratulations to Jaynie Himsl of Weyburn Saskatchewan!