Tuesday, August 15, 2017

"The perfect Firestorm". Finished!

The rain never came in time.
The blaze approached the city limits.
The winds had already arrived. Within minutes, the flames reached neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city; within an hour, wind speeds had doubled, driving flames through communities and toppling utility poles. The resulting blaze killed 14 people, injured nearly 200 others and damaged or destroyed nearly 2,500 homes and businesses.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Squared up and signed

Proceeding to the next step.

 This was the most intricate and challenging part of pieing and assembling this quilt.

 If you do free motion quilting, you might like these tiny but very bright LED finger lights!
They are available in my Etsy store. 
Waterproof finger lights: white, green, blue and red.
These Laser Finger Beams have bright LED bulbs mounted in small cases that fit on your fingers with an elastic strap.

Powered:3 x*AG3 batteries (included)

White color light (recommended for sewing) will brighten the area around the sewing needle. Extremely helpful for free motion quilting, especially when working on dark fabrics.

Elastic band will hold it tight on the top of your finger, so you can still feel the fabric with your finger tips.
Also helps in cleaning your sewing machine or bobbin area. 
Long armers will appreciate this little helper, when changing the bobbin.

Other colors will make any gathering beautiful!
Whether you're heading to a party or into fun long-exposure (shutter lag) photography, these are sure to entertain.
They are also WATERPROOF! Will decorate your bottles, cups, glasses, balloons, swim suits, flip flops, bicycles, etc....
You can also put them in a cave of ornaments to decorate your aquarium. 

Friday, July 28, 2017

Vintage and feminine...

My new Ultimate carry all bag is made of this lovely fabric with vintage dress, mannequin, old style spools and scissors, thimbles and sewing machines.

More detailed video on my Youtube channel.
Pattern and description of the bag on Craftsy.

Tutorial translated into 7 languages available in my store ONLY!
Sew along in my FB group "Sewing with Natalie Quiltessa".
Supply kit in my "Quiltessence" Etsy store and in my store -
Additional vinyl clear bags and zippers also in my stores.
Happy sewing!
Natalie Patton Quiltessa

Monday, July 24, 2017

Burning leaves

Working on this quilt, adding some leaves on black background.
Need to be finished ASAP!

 Every log cabin block has a little cabin in the center. Needless to say they will represent all those, which burned to the ground.

Still debating: round or square...

Friday, July 7, 2017

Old Grist Mill, done!

Just finished quilting, binding, labeling and sleeving (sorry, if some words don't exist or sound funny! :) )
Here's the back:
The size of it is just 14" x 16 1/2" (scissors on the left:

I fell in love with this pattern since I first saw it @ Cynthia England booth at the quilt show. And here it is!
I just love, love this technique! It's called picture piecing, but to me it's more like meditating, putting together all those 325+pieces together.

Sparkle holographic thread makes the water shine!
Mitered corners on the front, folded straight on the back.

I realy love how it turned out!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

How to use bobbin winder for the larger size spools

Did you know, you can use your bobbin winder on the sewing machine to wind more thread on the regular size spool?

It's always cheaper to buy anything in bulk or in larger amounts. 
When I buy large size of Sulky, Aurifil, Kingtut or Superior threads, yes, I always win in price, but it's not not always convenient having a big spool, especially when you travelling, go for a class or guild meetings.
It also applies to serger or coverlock, when I need 4 spools of the same color at a time, but I have only one available (or 2-3, still not enough!), you would like this tip to know how to rewind it. 

Just buy sticky Velcro circles 
and punch the whole in the center.
Attach one to the bobbin and one to the empty spool.

Just hold the top of the spool, when winding, to prevent it from wobbling.


Natalie Quiltessa

Friday, June 30, 2017

Ultimate carry all bag for any kind of crafts, sew along

Join my Facebook group "Sewing with Quiltessa Natalie" and sew together Ultimate carry all bag for any kind of crafts! The project starts TODAY!

Coupon code Supplykit5off for Supply kit expires TODAY in my store.

Happy sewing!

Natalie Quiltessa