• New York Beauty for a New Year

    I took a New York Beauty paper piecing class in Milwaukee during the summer of 2011. The class projuect yielded a 40x40 quilt top. But I don't make wall hangings, and I don't make lap quilts. I always make full or queen size quilts. I set out to find matching or coordinating fabric. I found some very close matches and set out to add to the interesting
    Posted to Jobiagioli's Blog (Weblog) by Jo Biagioli on Sun, Jan 6 2013
  • The lines are mere suggestions

    When I first got my longarm, I got quite a chuckle as to just how difficult it was to follow the lines of a quilt design. I started with a sampler that the dealer had loaded to my machine before leaving. My circles were not circles. My lines were quite wavy. My flowers were jagged. Some leaves were too narrow and some too fat. The good news is that
    Posted to Jobiagioli's Blog (Weblog) by Jo Biagioli on Sat, Jan 5 2013
  • To quilt or not to quilt

    I work fulltime from home, so when my day is done I don't have a long commute. But even with no real commute its hard to get hyped up to work on a quilt at the end of my day. But the good news is that I subscribe to several magazines and there is almost always one waiting for me! I got the new Machine Quiting one today. What a treat! I subscribed
    Posted to Jobiagioli's Blog (Weblog) by Jo Biagioli on Thu, Jan 3 2013
  • 2013! Who woukd have thought!

    I welcomed in the new year by finishing my latest hand quilted quilt, packing it up, and shipping it to its new home (a gift for a special friend). Just like usual, I finished it and the little errors scream out at me. I know that no one else will see them as errors, but they scream in my ear. My hope is that even in its flawed tate, that it bring a
    Posted to Jobiagioli's Blog (Weblog) by Jo Biagioli on Wed, Jan 2 2013
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