PattyAnne’s BOW #5 BONUS – Flower Pounding Part 1

Flower Pounding

One of my very first Flower Poundings

I’m working on a really fun project today. Flower pounding is a noisy BLAST. (You may want to wear ear protection – seriously.)  Last time I taught this at my local quilt shop I think the gal who does the longarming there was about to go NUTS until she put on her headphone ear protection….. Sorry Debbie!

In the video I tell you the basic supplies you will need for the project. I also have links to them below the video if you are unable to find the products locally.

Don’t forget, I will be back later to show you how you can make your own “cheap seat” Bubble Jet 2000 (sorta kinda) from easily purchased grocery store items~PattyAnne

PS. Meet me back here soon! I’ll demo the making of the faux Bubble Jet 2000.

Happy Quilting!!


I love this Charity Project 

Charity Project

This bag was made for our Western NC Guild Charity Project using a pattern from Molly Hanson’s Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners book

I purchased the book below at my local quilt shop and REALLY LOVE it! I’ve been using the patterns in it to create color block zip bags and toiletry totes like this one for our guild’s charity project. Isn’t the fabric cute?

Anyhoo, the terrific thing about the book is that you can practice free motion quilting AND create something REALLY useful for someone in need at the same time! It’s a win / win! (There are quite a few other projects in the book too.)

See if your LQS has this book or purchase it below. It’s definitely a keeper!
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Happy quilting,


Using Dry Erase Markers to Plan Free Motion Quilting

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

I’m using Plexiglas in this photo to design my quilting

I love planning my quilting using dry erase markers and a piece of Plexiglas that can be purchased at a Home Improvement store inexpensively. I have tried to use some of my other rulers, and while it does work,  the view is somewhat obscured because of all the markings on the rulers.

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

Here I’m using a ruler. I can see ‘ok’.

Marking a Block with Dry Erase Marker

I’m using another ruler here. It is quite difficult to see because of all the ruler markings


For the actual quilt block, I’m going to quilt diagonal lines with my walking foot.

Lori Kennedy's Machine Quilting book

Lori Kennedy’s Machine Quilting book

Since I will be whipping up two more blocks (and making this into a super fun table runner) there will be sashing and borders to quilt.   In these areas, I’ll quilt a design from Lori Kennedy’s book (get the ebook for $9.99). Anyhoooo, the design is called “Double Loop Vine” and I think it perfectly mimics the leaves in the fabrics, don’t you?

Loop by Lori Kennedy

Double Loop Vine – Quilting pattern that Lori teaches in her book


My Fabric

My fabric. Check out the leaves under the bird!

Thanks for stopping by! Let’s go machine quilt our own quilts.

Fantastic FREE Free-Motion Doodle App

Check this out – so exciting for free-motion!

I just discovered this great FREE app for Free-Motion doodling.

Now we can practice our doodles EVERYWHERE! We can even share them with each other.

Additionally, we can import our own quilt block photos into the app  and doodle on them as we plan our quilting strategies.


LOTS of BOWs in the Cue for Upcoming Months

BOWs (Block of the Week)

Sooooo, I have a few BOWs cued up including this block (shhhh….take a sneak peek of it on my Electric Quilt screen).  Fabrics are First Mate by Northcott.

BOW setup

BOWs (Block(s) of the Week) in the making.

Lots of cool blocks are being planned!!

Some are traditional blocks and others are not. One of the non-traditional blocks (a featured BOW in July) will be a flower pounded block. During the first session of  Flower Pounding Week, there will be a demo on how to ready your fabric for the project. Next I will show the flower pounding process (hold your ears!) . Finally, ways to enhance your block with thread painting and Derwent pencils will be demonstrated.  

Thanks so much for tuning in.  Please share my blog/YouTube/facebook with your buddies.


PS If you’re wondering about that JUMBO microphone in my photo….. I used to podcast for Archie Comics and that is the mic I used.  It’s great for eliminating noisy feedback. 🙂

BOWs Electric Quilt

Electric Quilt

BOWs with EQ Mini

EQ Mini

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