Dec 15 10

Another Blog Worth Reading and Day #5 of the 8 Days of Patsy’s Birthday Give-Away!

I didn’t make much progress on anything “quilty” today, but I did get back to my sewing room to shoot a better photo of those gold feathers inside the heart:

These are raw-edge appliqued using Wonder Under as the fusible web. Truthfully, I feel somewhat torn about the best way to free motion embroider these feathers. A part of me wants to go nuts and stitch all kinds of fun hyperquilting kinds of designs, but that really wouldn’t go with this traditional-looking quilt. So, in the end I just did a basic in-lining stitch just inside the perimeter of the plumes. To me, this stitching here is more functional than decorative, so I went with Bottom Line thread in my top needle and bobbin with the goal being that the stitching really wouldn’t be a focal point:

I’m hoping to get a bit of time to sew again tomorrow, so maybe I’ll have more pics by then. In the meantime, one nice thing that happened this week was that I found a new blog that’s really cool. It Leslie McNeil’s blog and you can find it here. Now I’m not referring you to this blog because she wrote something nice about me today, but I’m referring you to her blog because she’s got some great photos of detailed stitching shots and she’s taking the time to explain how to use these techniques! Don’t you just love blogs like that? I haven’t yet gone back to the very beginning of her blog, but what I’ve seen so far by scrolling backwards has been great, and her work is loaded with all kinds of texture. Way to go Leslie!!

And now for today’s give-away… Tonight we’re offering up one copy of our Hyperquilting book:

If you’re interested in thread work and learning the joys of thread play, then this baby would be loads of fun for you! To enter the give- away, just post a comment to this blog posting by 12:01 on Monday, 12/20/10 and you’ll be in the drawing!


  1. sharmond Says:

    Hyperquilting looks like a beautiful book! Would love to spend some time reading and looking at all the beautiful pages in it.

  2. Cory Says:

    I have kind of played around with hyperquilting and would love to win this book so I can do it right. Thank you. Take care and God bless, Cory

  3. Michele Says:

    You are right, it is unusual to see you working in such a non-Patsy kind of way. It is still as stunning as ever though.

    Of course, I’d love to win your book. πŸ™‚

  4. Cynde Wood Says:

    I am so in love with your designs, I love feathers on anything, except maybe my chicken sandwich ; )

  5. Teresa Harich Says:

    I’d really love to win this book. Your website and blog are wonderful and I’m learning so much from your tutorials. Thanks for the links to other blogs. They’re all just chocked full of useful information!

  6. Joan Says:

    Hi Patsy

    Have your beginners DVDs Would love a book
    to guide me whilst at the sewing machine.

  7. Maeve Says:

    Your blog is beautiful and I would love to win this book! I will add you to my bookmarks and visit regularly now that I have found you via QuiltGiveaways. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this book!

  8. Judy Says:

    Oh my goodness..this is wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful book. A gal can never have too many ideas for quilting.

  9. JoanDeArc Says:

    Patsy, you’re such an inspiration, and what a great book for further encouragement!!! Thanks for all you do!!

  10. Betsey Ryan Says:

    I would love to add this book to my “Patsy Thompson” collection. I’ve got my fingers and toes crossed.
    TTFN Betsey

  11. Debbie B Says:

    Looking around for more ‘inspiring’ works. Came across your site. How lovely.

  12. barbara Says:

    Your work is wonderful. I would love to try it! Thanks.

  13. Kathy Stoick Says:

    I am just getting into a lot of machine freemotion quilting and thread painting and I think your book would certainly help me along. It looks like a load of fun.

  14. Billie K Says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  15. Kelly Whitaker Says:

    I just came across your work – gorgeous! Would love to win your book! Thanks for the opportunity πŸ™‚

  16. Suzanne Burke Says:

    Oh my! Patsy, you’ve lost your mind!!!!
    I’ve dropped hints to the hubby that I need
    the Zizzix and your latest DVD set!!!!
    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!

  17. Michelle Ford Says:

    oh no, just put my order in from your shop, I ordered one book and missed the other….well I’ll just have to win it instead, please please pretty please….

  18. Kathy S Says:

    I’m off to check out the blog link but thought I better leave a comment first! I would love to win your book since I am a big fan of your quilting!!

  19. Mary Says:

    I’m practicing my quilting as fast as I can. And now you tease me with me with more techniques. Thanks for the inspiration.

  20. Peach Rainbow Says:

    I’d love to win this!
    Thanks for the chance πŸ™‚

  21. Shady Says:

    I’ve always wanted to learn hyperquilting techniques – please count me in!!!

  22. Carol C Says:

    Another wonderful blog to add to my list of favorites. Thanks for pointing her out.

  23. Connie Says:

    Love reading about the wonderful things you are making! Would love to win that book!

  24. Sherry Says:

    I already own this book. Love it! I’d pass an extra copy to my bff for sure.

  25. Nancy Rehak Says:

    Thanks for talking about your decision to use subtle quilting on these. I keep wanting to try your EKG stitching around the edge of an applique, but it never seems appropriate for what I’m doing. Now I feel like I might be on the right track and need to get around to doing an applique that’s appropriate.

  26. Nancy Sue Phillips Says:

    This books looks sooooo interesting. I would love to take a peek. Thank you also for introducing us to Leslie McNeil’s blog.
    Happy Holidays!

  27. Nina Clotfelter Says:

    Oh Patsy, you’d be so proud! I just tried hyper quilting feathers for the first time!! It was fun, but they need a little work. This book would really help me advance in the hyper quilting area of my free motion quilting. Thank you for sharing your talent with ALL of us!!

  28. Patty Says:

    That book sounds like what I need. I’d love to learn how to do threadwork.

  29. Debra Says:

    This book caught my attention. Thanks for the chance!

  30. Robyn Says:

    Oo that book looks fun! I’ve been trying my hand at a bit of thread painting here or there, but I haven’t really had anything I’d consider a success yet. Maybe this book is just what I need to help πŸ™‚

  31. Rhonda Phillips Says:

    Thanks for sharing the link to a great blog! Awesome eye candy!

  32. Marcia Kosturock Says:

    Oh my goodness this is so gorgeous!!

  33. sharonj Says:

    I’m new to free motion quilting, so the hperquilting would be of great help. Have a very happy birthday!

  34. Emma Says:

    Just beautiful! I’d love your book; I’m always looking for new ideas.

  35. Sarita Rogers Says:

    I could definitely use this book.

  36. Kim Says:

    Blue and yellow my favorite combo…..
    lovely block.
    Thanks for a chance to win your book…..oh wouldn’t I be happy if I could quilt like that?

    Happy Sewing

  37. Gene Black Says:

    Thanks for the link to Leslie’s blog. I love seeing how it is done. Instructional blogs are a true joy.

  38. Mary on Lake Pulaski Says:

    This looks like such an interesting book.

  39. Deb Says:

    Pls enter me for the book and Happy Birthday!

  40. Colleen Says:

    The book looks so lovely! thanks.

  41. Kathy J Says:

    I’m thrilled for a chance to win your book, your work always looks amazing!

  42. Brenda Says:

    Thank you for giving gifts on your birthday.
    I hope you enjoy your day!