It's Telecast Thursday and the start of my summer vacation! Yay! It's been a busy June and July for me so I'm looking forward to some downtime with my family in Ontario. Besides hitting up a few quilt shops - I think I know where a few of them are - we'll be getting together with friends and family to celebrate my parents' 60th anniversary. Quite a milestone! Thank goodness my brother and I moved out or they might not have made it this far :) Just kididng, bro!
I'll be back in a few weeks, but while I'm away, I've reached into the archives and am posting a few oldies, but goodies, that you may have missed.
Let's start with a not so oldie: if you haven't already heard about it, I'm co-hosting the One World Quilt Along with Keith (Uncle Gravy) from QuiltFusion. The fun starts on September 15, but you can sign up now so you're all ready to go in September. To find out more about it, you can watch the video below.
And, if you're into the Pokémon Go craze, you might enjoy this humourous take on it.
Let's take a look back at some machine videos. I use a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP and while it comes with lots of extra presser feet, I've also added a few more specialized feet/attachments to it. In one of my videos, I took a look at Janome's ruler foot which allows you to use rulers on your domestic sewing machine. It's really quite easy to do and opens up a lot of possibilities for free motion quilting.
Another attachment that I've been having lots of fun with is the Janome Circular Sewing Attachment. I have several videos on this little baby, but will include one of them here to give you a taste of what it can do when you combine its abilities with the decorative stitches on the Janome 8900. I think I'll be using this to add some extra embellishment to my One World quilt.
Now I want to share more than one video with you - I'm going to share a whole YouTube playlist. If you're wondering what a playlist is, it is a collection of videos with a common theme. The one I want to share with you is "Got 15 Minutes?". We always think that we need hours to accomplish anything on our projects, but the truth is that you can accomplish a lot in just 15 minutes. Take a look at the ideas in these videos and give them a try. I'd love to hear your ideas on what you can accomplish in your 15 quilting minutes.
That's probably enough to keep you busy for a couple of weeks. I'll be back with a new blogpost and video on August 18. See you then!