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Cat Walk Quilt

 Back in February I wrote a post about clamshell quilting with a walking foot.  I've always loved the clamshell design but never knew it was possible to create this design with a walking foot!  I finished up the quilting on this Cat Walk quilt and wanted to reveal the final outcome.  I got the idea for this quilting technique from Jacquie Gering's book WALK...there are so many great quilting ideas in this book (ALL with a walking foot!) and I can't wait to try some more.  To be honest, it was a bit challenging on my little machine I used to quilt it because my machine doesn't have a large throat space and you do have to twist the quilt in different directions for the gentle curves.  But I got it done, and I really love how it turned out!  This Riley Blake black and white striped binding seems to go with everything so I've been using it a lot lately...I think it creates a nice frame around the quilt. And if you haven't used Art Gallery fabrics before, they defini

Modern Handcraft French Macaron Quilt

 I finished up my French Macaron quilt top back in March, and I finally got around to quilting it...I absolutely LOVE how it turned out!  It's such a fun, bright quilt that makes me happy every time I look at it.  This quilt actually has a special significance to me because I baked French macarons for the first time this year!  This was a passion project that I chose to do along with my sophomore Language students last semester.  My students all chose different passion projects and we had fun learning new things and blogging about our experiences.  I chose baking macarons for my project because baking really isn't my forte, and I wanted to challenge myself to create something that normally I would never consider making.  I did a lot of research beforehand because if you don't know anything about baking macarons, they are not the easiest cookie to master.  I put off baking them for the longest time because I was so nervous they wouldn't turn out, but you know what?!  The