I started sewing when I was 9 years old making hand sewn clothes for my dolls. Once I got to Jr High School I took Home Ec Sewing and was hooked on the sewing machine. I have made things off an on ever since. I made clothes for myself, then for my babies and later Halloween costumes for them. I made my first quilt when I was in high school but then didn't make another until my kids were in high school. Now I am retired and I love quilting.
Here is a quilt I completed in February. The panel is Outback, by Shelly Comiskey for Henry Glass Fabric. I used double batting, with Hobbs 80/20. I have an Handi Quilter Avante Longarm. I am a beginner longarmer, I got the machine July 2016.
This was also my first time using rulers when I worked on this quilt. I did the cross hatching with rulers and also some ruler work along the borders but the print on the borders hides that quilting. I had a lot of fun on this quilt and learned a lot.