Friday, October 21, 2011

Episode 3: Tweet, Chirp, Applique

Monster Episode!!! To listen to the episode either click here, or find us on ITunes.

Thank Yous to: CraftyGardenMom (Tanisha), Nonnie and Very Lazy Daisy (all three are fellow podcasters!) for you kind comments.

What's On My Sewing Machine:

1st Quilt, the blocks are almost done! 67 are completed. I have done and hopefully will have about 100 by the end of this week.

Sister's Quilt is actually part of the main topic, so I won't go into detail until then.

Round Table Announcement

if you haven't read the PDF I sent out or checked out the post, I read it on this episode.

Qusew is now on Facebook!

If you are reading this from the blog show notes then you can click here, if not then you can just go to Facebook and search Qusew.

Interesting News
Oregon Ferret Shelter is having an quilting bee to help put together a quilt that will be raffled off at their holiday event. For more information please check this link.

Main Topic- Applique
I explain why I'm using applique on my sister's quilt, and why it's not going 100% correctly.

What I'm using:
Heat N Bond
Kona Cotton Solids White Layer Cake by Robert Kaufman
Kona Cotton Solids Bright Palette Charm Pack by Robert Kaufman
Sizzix Bird Die

In the Notebook
This is a new segment on ideas that I have planned for future quilts.

Mom's Quilt- I have no idea what to do!!!

Question of the Week Answers! I read an answer that I got back!

Question of the Week: Do you machine or hand quilt your quilts? If you machine quilt, do you do it at home (home sewing machine or longarm) or do you send it out to a professional.

You can either e-mail me at splashjournal at yahoo dot com or leave a post here on the show notes. Your responses will be read during episodes 4 and 5.

Thanks for listening to this episode! A very special Halloween one will be coming up next week!!!


  1. Hi Rachel

    When I started quilting, I quilted on my home sewing machine - and hated having to shove a big quilt through that small space. So, I decided I would either have to pay to have my quilts quilted or buy a machine myself. I bought a mid arm (Handiquilter 16) and use that.

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  2. Hi Rachel,
    I am enjoying your podcast. I machine quilt my quilts at home on my Bernina. I enjoy free motion quilting but it is difficult on large quilts. Thank you!
    Bear, Delaware

  3. Diana, thanks for your comment! Good to hear from a listener from NCC! :)