Author Archives: Judy's Quilting Studio

About Judy's Quilting Studio

Creator of all things quilted; minimalist in everything except fabric!

Bags, Wallets

Finished an old project on the UFO list. Now what? Can’t start THE big project yet. Not until we get back home. Well, with a few days to go I have to do something. Don’t I need a new purse … Continue reading

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One off, One on

Have you ever noticed that when your only goal is to complete a project everything goes wrong? Your machine acts up. The threads skip. Lines aren’t straight. You get ripples. The backing puckers, or edges get folded into your stitching. … Continue reading

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QOTB Virtual Trunk Show

Over 100 ladies of our local guild braved cold temperatures in the -30C range to see my Quilting on the Beach Trunk Show. It was such an honour to present these finished pieces to them, and now to you. For … Continue reading

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Blue Monday

They said today was Blue Monday. The most depressing day of the year. They said to avoid the blues, do something you enjoy. I listened. I have been chomping at the bit to start a new quilt. This one by … Continue reading

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FMQ Skill Builder

If you are anything like me, you want to improve your free motion quilting skills without experimenting on a large quilt that you have spent a lot of time and money on. I have done that, and regretted it – … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

One week of Quilting on the Beach (QOTB) in Kailua-Kona Hawaii last February hi-jacked my plans and kept me stitching for a whole year. I am not complaining. It was fun and I learned a lot. During the process, I … Continue reading

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Advent Revealed

If you had asked me to make an art quilt for Advent, it would never have looked like this. Improv provides mystery. It is unpredictable. And special. Details of the overall design and symbols for the first two weeks of … Continue reading

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Advent, Part 1

After two weeks of Advent, here is a sneak peak of my Inspirational Improv piece so far… It started with a piece of Indigo fabric dyed in the summer, with Advent in mind. The circles representing the candles were hand … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Ken’s Kitchen grew 5 pumpkins this year. On December 1st, I declared that fall was officially over and he needed to do something with the final pumpkin. He roasted the pumpkin, pureed it and made this pumpkin crumb cake. I … Continue reading

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Inspirational Improv

I love everything Christmas! Decorating. Buying gifts. Baking. Family. Santa. And yes, the Biblical Christmas story. We did not celebrate Advent when I was a child. My first exposure came when I was an adult and they started to light … Continue reading

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