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1  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: LAP QUILT 5 FALL GALLERY on: August 08, 2015 04:53:36 AM

I FINALLY finished this swap quilt at a recent retreat.  I added some blocks to make it bigger, backed it with minkee, and machine stitched the binding. It's FMQ in a loopy pattern.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: "City Bank" from City Quilts on: August 26, 2012 07:57:33 PM
Very nice. I love that book!
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Transferring a Quilt Design to quilt top on: July 27, 2012 02:28:42 PM
I often use washable Crayola markers.  Or you could use water soluble stabilizer. I haven't done this personally, but know that you mark your pattern on the stabilizer, quilt it, then spray lightly on the stitches to remove. 
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: How to label quilt on: March 25, 2012 06:44:09 PM
Micron pigment pens are what I and many others in my guild use to label quilts
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: 2011 Featured Quilting Projects on: March 02, 2012 05:08:26 AM
Thank you, Mare Mare for selecting my quilt to be featured!  What an honor! 

I'd like to put in a plug for the Modern Quilt Guild, which is growing by leaps and bonds.  I have made so many wonderful friends and been so inspired by their creativity.  You can find a chapter near you at themodernquiltguild.com. There is a new newsletter, and the just announced QuiltCon, next February in Austin, Texas.  I first saw the MQG mentioned here on Craftster and I'm so glad I did.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: What pattern should I use for a charm pack? on: October 11, 2011 04:29:47 PM
I recently used Oh Fransson's charm quilt pattern. http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/2011/08/charm-squares-baby-quilts-new-classes-and-updated-pattern.html

It was easy and quick.
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: That gorgeous color wheel quilt...Making it bigger? on: August 06, 2011 07:29:12 PM
I reduced the pattern when I made one. The only problem I had was the center circles weren't accurate. I ended up appliquéing the ring onto a solid background. Could have been my math. Could ave been my cutting. The wheel went together just fine.
8  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: So I really suck at making icing. on: July 30, 2011 05:36:28 PM
Milk or water are common additions. If you're adding more than a couple of tablespoons, it's probably too much. And the others are totally worth the extra work.
9  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: So I really suck at making icing. on: July 30, 2011 03:10:51 PM
I think American buttercream is always grainy tasting.  I don't think it's you. It's more work, but you could try Swiss or Italian buttercream.  They are sooo much better. My favorite is the mousseline buttercream from the Cake Bible.
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Great Grandmothers sewing shadow box on: July 18, 2011 03:13:53 PM
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