Monday, November 22, 2021

Elephant Chain Quilt

 My friend wanted to make a collaborative quilt to give her friend. 

I was asked if I could design a pattern for an Elephant Block. She wanted the elephants to look like they were holding the tail of the elephant in front of them.

After being stumped for a bit on how to make it look like one elephant was not going to be goosing the other elephant's behind, I figured it out.

I think these guys turned out cute!!!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Radiant Strings Quilt

I have been going through a rough patch for the last year or so where my Sewjo just wasn't anywhere to be found. Quite a few of my friends have also seen a lack of motivation in themselves to sit at their sewing machines lately too. I knew I needed something to help me find it... And help my friends.

What better way than to have a swap... A string block swap! We had a total of 41 participants from all over the United States and Canada and even a few in Europe and New Zealand!

 We started in the beginning of September 2021 and swapped for two months. What a wonderful two months that was, seeing everyone posting pictures of their string blocks!!

Friday, May 7, 2021

Digital Longarm Designs

 Digital Longarm Designs by Paco Rich

In the beginning of 2021, I decided to get a longarm machine with Pro-Stitcher and PS Designer. From the day it was delivered, I have hit the ground running! I have been doing all I can to learn, tackling my pile of at least 30+ Projects Half Done! Add to that, my mom's quilt tops needed some TLC!

Unfortunately, some of the quilt designs out there just did not fit with the quilt top that needing the quilting.

I have been having fun drawing and designing a few designs using Pro-Stitcher Designer. The designs I have created, I have made available for purchase. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Bee Happy!

Bee Happy is a fun little wall hanging that gives off the feeling of a fun and bright spring ahead.

This wall hanging measures approximately 18" wide by 23" tall. When you use a bright sky blue as a background, it allows for your watering can, flowers and bee to be the beautiful focus of your wall hanging. 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

New Mexico Sun

This year,

Aunt Judy's Attic

is participating
in the 

Quilters Trek 2020

formerly known as 

Row by Row Experience

True Blue!

In Memory of Gerry Billings, a true light in our lives.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Black Lives Matter Applique Template

Black Lives Matter!

If you feel the need to comment "all lives matter" - then you're not listening.

Just like they didn't listen when he said: "I can't breathe".

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Raw Edge Machine Applique

A few basics for Raw Edge Applique using your Sewing Machine

This tutorial assumes you have already fused your applique fabric to the background fabric. For this tutorial, I will be using several different template shapes to show you layers, curves, corners, and other such techniques.

Machine Applique

These directions are written to show you how to use the Satin Stitch.

The major difference when using satin stitch and blanket stitch; a stabilizer is needed to keep the fabric from puckering when using a satin stitch.  If you wish to use any other fancy stitch, omit the steps for stabilizers.