Apologies for my long lapses between posts. Despite being highly organized and pretty regimented about getting things done, I have just plain and simple, been busy. I am at that one month countdown to having 3 kids out of school, and I am frantically scurrying around trying to get the last of the client quilts that are committed for May and June completed, and any others I can manage. I have a way of constantly just having a little too much on my plate, which isn't helping either. Throw in a day off from school or an appointment, and that just translates to "what must I not do today?"...you guessed it, blog.
I have a coupe client quilts to post this week, but while they travel home to their owners, let me post some of my own doings. You may or may not know that I have been writing for Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine. I had my bio published last year (see right sidebar for a cover), and wrote an article for them about a client's challenging quilt that came out in November. After those, they asked if I might write 6 articles for each edition of 2014, and I agreed. I actually have a 7th because I have done two for the July issue. Anyway, I had a 3-part series on curved edges that came out in the first half of this year. It discusses how to do a serpentine, a scallop and a mixed/combination edge. The magazine is all about finishing your quilt, with emphasis on machine quilting. The front pages of these 3 articles are below, with many more pictures and tips included. I have found the curved edges to be my addiction now - why do another straight one??!