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Diane Gaudynski
Who’s ready for a little sewing fun? If you’ve never tried free motion quilting (FMQ) on your domestic sewing machine, here’s a little challenge to give you a taste of it. Last week, I mentioned seven quick steps for getting ready to FMQ. If you missed that article, it’s a good idea to review it...
Now it’s time to select quilting threads. I’m going to go through my thread stash and see if I already have some colors that might work. My friend ZJ Humbach, a longarmer, showed me this trick. To get an idea of how thread is going to look when it’s sewn in, you have to make...
Joining the sections is the same as joining rows, but this time I mark the sewing line on both sides. What I’m really concerned about is getting the points matched in the center. After all, you’re watching! Once I have half of the quilt assembled (only three seams! Why am I sweating?) I’m going to...
Diane Gaudynski’s beautiful Quilt of the Week has a very serious theme. It is named “Through a Glass Darkly, An American Memory.”  The quilt started as a study in the subtle variations of deep colors. After September 11,  Diane changed the color palette by adding lighter colors to signify light shining through the windows and...