Showing posts from April, 2014

What is your Go-To Spring Color?

I saw this graphic on Art Gallery Fabric's Facebook page and I couldn't wait to ask other what is their go-to Spring color? This year, I have to say it is that Poppy Peachy Pink (say that three times).  I think in previous times this was called Salmon..  However, Art Gallery is called it a Pinkest Angle Blush.  Here are two fabric samples from an upcoming fabric line by Jeni Baker call Geometric Bliss. I've have a few quilts in the works and most of them have a version of this color in it.  I think my friend Jenn would be proud of me, as I think it is a version of orange which I used to be opposed to anything orange. So what is your go-to Spring Color?

A few new tools (Toys) to sew with...

I've been traveling so much these last few weeks that I haven't had a chance to post my newest tools (Toys) that I recently picked up to  improve my sewing time and quality even more! The first is my new Big Board from my Sewing Sun Room.  As you know I have a sewing space downstairs on the lower level with my long arm, 2nd Pfaff Creative Vision, huge cutting table and iron table.  However, we have a beautiful sun room that I like to sew in on the main level.  I was using a normal ironing board upstairs and it was so flimsy and small.  Plus not very dog friendly.  I've heard from several friends over the years that they had their husbands make them Big Boards... well my husband doesn't do woodwork, so I went looking for them on the web. Big Board in the Sew Sun Room I found it at Nancy's Notions  and a great deal.  It was on sale for $109 from $139 the day I got it (I believe it is on sale again).  The down side is that it took 5-6 weeks to get here, but it i

Winter Jewels Took 1st Prize in Computerized Quilting

Sorry for the delay, I've been crazy busy with MQX  that I failed to post the Winter Jewels took a Blue Ribbon! Here is the press release: Winter Jewels, Designed and Pieced by Michelle Renee Hiatt of Huntington CT & Quilted by Barbara Bregmen of Silver Spring, MD took 1 st place in the Computerized Machine Quilting Category at the MQX Quilt Show, in Manchester NH on April 10 th .    Winter Jewels is an original design by Michelle Renee Hiatt. As a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, she was inspired to create a Loco for Lemoyne Star Sampler using all the different Lemoyne Star techniques available through Deb Tucker's Technique sheets.  Her love of fabric and huge collection of fat quarters inspired the variety of Lemoyne Star types in this quilt.  Michelle’s website is , she teaches all over the Northeast.  MQX results are at Barbara Bregman - Quilter & M

Winter Jewels got a ribbon at MQX

We got an email last night that MQX judges have awarded a ribbon to Winter Jewels! We will not know until Wednesday night what it received a ribbon for, but Barbara Bergman and I are thrilled. We made a great team on this one!  You may remember that I designed and pieced it, inspired by Deb Tucker's Lemoyne Star techniques,  then Barbara brought it to life with her fabulous quilting!

MQX - 3 Days and counting down!

Only 3 days to MQX!  Can't wait.  Spent the day finishing up work-work and running errands so I can take time off for MQX.   This is my first time going to MQX and I'm really excited.  Big bonus, I get to meet up with several friends.  My friend Barbara Bregman, the longarmer, is flying up.  My friend Jenn Heasley is driving up from PA tomorrow and we are heading up to New Hampshire, first thing Monday.  Then a few other friends from PA are joining us up there, Jean and Sharon are driving up Tuesday.  Then, several other Studio 180 Design's Certified Instructors are going to be there; Kathy Beltz from NH, Dan Perkins from ME's  Threads Galore , and Sue Graf from ME.  Wow, it is going to be so great. I'm taking classes every day, but we are hoping to do some shop hopping on Tuesday before the Ice Cream social.  I have 5 days of Create Studio classes and several business classes. I realized I failed to share one photo with you last week, my version of Galaxy, a