And Sew it Begins – The Machine Quilting Blog Hop

Hi all – I’m just popping in to let you know the Machine Quilting Blog Hop kicks off today!
Here are all the links to the bloggers who have coordinated this fun event. Visit each of their blogs for the next 10 Mondays to see how they are learning to improve their skills using mine and Angela’s book, The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting:

Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting

Click here to get the Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting, signed by me and Angela.
As a special bonus, I’ll throw in a free pattern with your order of ANY of my books!

Quiltin’ Jenny is working her way through the book using some UFO’s to practice her skills. Check out her blog to see details of how she quilted this pretty piece:

Machin Quilting Practice

Head over to Vicki’s blog, My Creative Corner 3 to see a video on how she’s started quilting this lovely modern sampler, plus other tips she’s learned from the book. Do you recognize that improv star block in the upper right?

Machine Quilting Blog Hop Practice

HollyAnne gets bonus points for doing what I recommend in all my classes: sketch it, then stitch it! Be sure to check out her blog to see how well she turned her doodles into actual quilting!

Sketch It, Then Stitch It

Kristin is a natural when it comes to quilting. I love how she used high contrast thread so she can really see what’s she’s doing. Visit her blog to see the other motifs she’s practiced this week, plus some of her favorite tools:

Kristin's machine quilting practice

I’m really impressed with how well they are doing so far. They’ll be working their way through the book, one chapter at a time over the next 10 weeks. I’m excited to watch their progress!

If you are quilting along, you can post comments on any of their blogs and interact with them. You are also welcome to join my Facebook group:  Quilt with Christa and share your progress.

Happy quilting, friends!!




3 thoughts on “And Sew it Begins – The Machine Quilting Blog Hop

  1. adreamandastitch says:

    How wonderful! I am excited to hop over to their blogs and see what everyone has come up with.

  2. Marlyn Anderson says:

    I think I found out about you from Alyssa at Pile O Fabric, back in 2011. I’ve been making Art Quilts for 15 years. I’ve always done my own fmq, until a top that was a MBOM a couple years ago. I disliked the fabrics I used, in the end, so sent it off to a friend to long arm. I just wanted to get it done and ready for my Guild’s Show in Oct. No more MBOM for me. I design a lot of my own patterns including PP. I have both your books and really need to sit down and practice fmq.

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