Thursday, March 1, 2012

in Stitches Blog Tour!!!

 Hey Stitchers! I feel so lucky to have had my figure "Is the War Over Yet?" in Vol 6 - in Stitches!! I am very grateful. The work of the other artists is amazing!

 Quilting Arts is giving away the sample tools for free motion stitching that were used in the article "A Show of Hands". Just leave me a message after you have studied these photos and I get to pick the person that will win the Grip and Stitch Quilting Discs.

So, speaking of free motion stitching, I have been at it this year, and combining it with gelatin printed cotton and hand embroidery to make dolls and pillows.
I am lucky enough to have a Bernina with a BSR...Bernina Stitch Regulator that just helps the free motion task right along. Below are examples in various stages, showing the front and back of the free motion stitching, mostly being made into pillows.

My work wall with work in progress.


I heart Farming! 

You know when you are always going to start whatever tomorrow????


This girl is just distressed...

Ohnoo detail...

 Are the wars over yet? The Pillow...

 Quiet Mind

Where Are the Chips?

 Heather's Pillow - Inside and Out 

 Did I Weed the Garden??? - Inside and Out

Enough...get stitchin'...if you haven't tried free motion stitching, just put those feed dogs down and get to work!!!!
Check out the other talented women that have work in this issue!
 

AND ••••••• leave some love notes at the end of this post and you might win the Grip and Stitch Pads!!!

10 comments:

Lydia said...

Grip and stitch quilting disks...do they work? Would like to find out. Really like 4Sure but my DH would say Chips was more my style. The stitching really makes the piece. Love blog tours and meeting new people and their work. Thanks!

marshaleith said...

wow- those grip and stick look so cool. would love to win them

Peggy said...

What a great tool!

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mwhite said...

Love reading your blog. I am just learning how to free motion quilt on my machine. I am loving it! I was so scared to start doing this, I didn't want to "mess" up my quilts, but now it is kinda fun. The disks look like a cool idea, having a hard time gripping my quilts. Thanks so much.

Colleen said...

Very cool Tracy!! I love your Did I weed the garden! I have been practicing and I have gotten brave with the bigger pieces but have to master writing, but I keep practicing with my Bernina! Colleen

mahoo said...

Cool, cool work! So glad Lindsey's blog sent me here. Would love those grip & stitch disks!!

Christine Frederick said...

Cool looking tool. Love that you show us both the inside and outside of your work!

...tiktakro... said...

Do you accept an international "love note" for those quilting grips ? :D
Anyway, I'm quite intrigued of them...first time that I see them. I'm using the quilting halo ( not very happy with it ) and mostly the rubber-dots gloves. Mostly the last ones. So ...keep my fingers crossed :).

Tracy Stilwell said...

Hi all...thanks for checking out the blog! I had my sis pic a number and that is how mahoo was chosen! Just sent her email to the folk at Interweave!! Thanks again and keep making great stuff!! xx