Tools for toolbox videos





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I can’t believe it is only 5 days till May 1 and the blog hop begins. I have recorded a couple of stitches that we are calling tools for the toolbox. These are stitches and shapes most quilters use as a beginning step to build their repertoire of patterns that they use in free motion quilting.

I hope you get a copy of the book and join me, as well as  three other quilters, when we start out journey through this book. We will post once a week and you can share your progress thru a link party on my post!

It has been so much fun practicing and trying new ideas!


Little Girl’s Quilts

These darling little girl’s quilts were quilted and delivered. I love how adding something simple like swirls and then a detail like pebbles in the little boxes add so much! On the other quilt I added tiny ribbon candy in the little strips. I was so happy with the results.

Here’s a video on how I quilted it!

The quilter was thrilled and I think the little girls will be, too!

Quilt on my friends ,


lovely days

What a lovely day. It was too nice to stay inside so after our chores were done we went for a ride and saw some pretty sites. The water and sky were so blue.  Spring is here and it is so nice to see leaves bud and the grass green up. The trillium flowers are starting to grow in the woods.

2017-04-23 17.21.09 I found this awesome yarn at Wal- Mart while I was waiting for our oil to be changed on our truck before our ride. Now this was the last of this color way so I need to be careful what I make so I have enough yarn!

I have been long arming and videoing like mad. I have a quilt nearly finished and it will be revealed next month! I made a intro to my YouTube Channel video. I will be posting more and more video with the goal to have a 20 min vlog up. I learned so much about editing this weekend. See my promo below, I was having way too much fun!



Tool Box Videos

I am practicing using my camera to obtain videos of stitches that I think are the basic shapes every free motion quilter needs in their toolbox, the go to stitches that you are very confident in making. In the blog hop we are exploring many stitches and I will be posting the basic shapes leading up to the May 1st kick off. Be watching for other stitches every couple of days to show how they are made and then watch how they will be incorporated together in a quilt!

Instagram Quiltfest

There are lots of people participating in the IG quilt fest and it has been fun seeing their posts based on the Prompts from Amy’s Creative Side’s blog and IG account. I enjoyed this so much I hate to see it end at when April rolls around! Here are a couple of my videos that I have shared. You can go to my Instagram account on the side bar to review all of my posts over the past month. The link below will take you to my new Facebook Vicki Holloway Quilting Page. I created it for the upcoming blog hop and hoping people can find about my quilting there.



Based on yesterday’s Video I decided to finish the top featured as an unfinished object and I will quilt it for the blog hop in May, see the Machine quilting book?  I have time to work on piecing some of my own quilts and I want to make a few of my original designs. I have stopped block testing for Quiltmaker so I can have more time.

I was Part of FriYay Friends on String and Story’s blog here , it was really a fun interview! Hollyanne does T shirt quilts from her home and she also manages the Quilts for Cure Charity.

I will end with saying that I found my micron pen and some paper… and a few Zentangles were drawn. It is a great way to think about free motion quilting and practice the shapes that are universal to fmq and drawing. So many of these drawings help me and I will talk about this more in the blog hop in detail.





Quilting and a Blog Hop!

I just delivered this leaf quilt to Holly. She dyed the leaf background fabrics herself. I was able to quilt veins in the leaf. The rest of the quilt was given lots of texture that reminded me of water and the rain forest. Click on the pictures to see the details.


I loaded this metro rings quilt on my frame for Kathy. It is a large queen. I love the color combo and I get to quilt all over Feathers on it, yay, my favorite! Here is a sneak peek at it.

I recently got my copy of the Ultimate Machine Quilting Guide. Jen, Holly, Kristen and I are going to do a blog hop starting May 1st. We will be blogging about our progress as we show our practice stitching our way through this book. I thought a badge for our blogs was a good idea and here are two test one. I can’t believe I did it after consulting the Oracle called Google. LOL! Hope you join us in the blog hop!