February 26th – Quilting Update 2018 Lots of Secret Sewing!

Tuffet finished with covered button installed!IMG_20180226_173808

Almost Midnight at the Oasis – purchase backing, washed and pinned all three layers together. I can’t show you what it looks like….It’s a secret!

Made a t-shirt quilt for a customer. Twin size. No photo yet.  I don’t want to spoil the gift.

Used EQ8 to design 3 quilts. I took an online class with onpointquilter.com, Kari Schell. It was very comprehensive.  If I don’t use it to do my own quilts, I’ll forget how to use this software, so this year, I am drafting patterns using EQ8.

That being said, I’ve also decided to stretch myself with SAQA this year.  I am designing some new quilts for challenges that they present in hopes to get one entered in one of their shows.  Thats my BIG news for 2018. I feel that I’ve turned a corner from quilter/pattern designer to artist. I will not be drafting patterns for SAQA entries. I feel that a more organic design will grow and develop.

Finished a bustle and alterations to two bridesmaid dresses for a friend. I have photos but the wedding is in March so I shouldn’t share  before the wedding….sorry!

Doodle of the Month center is back in my machine to complete.  It is blue thread, King Tut #403 Lapis Lazuli on Kona white fabric with both request cotton and wool battings and a good quality cotton fabric for the backing.  My bobbin is magna-glide No. 40 Trilobal Polyester in 10CG3 cool grey3. The needle is a size 16 for my Handiquilter.


Well that is the status of my quilting projects.

I have my “Who’s Hunting Who?” quilt in the machine today. I’ll blog about that design next time. PROMISE!

Looking forward to March and giving my new talk, “Stranded on Island Batik” at New England Fabrics in Keene, NH on March 17th at 10:30a.m. I hope you can come. I’ll be giving some Island Batik fabric away and sharing lots of challenge ideas.

Happy quilting for two weeks!

Linda Ramrath



About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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3 Responses to February 26th – Quilting Update 2018 Lots of Secret Sewing!

  1. Lisa Huckins says:

    HI Linda
    Love your quilting. I love that doodle of the month, it is gorgeous. Could you please sign me up for the doodle of the month?

  2. Lisa Huckins says:


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