Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars. I have another craft book coming out in Spring 2014. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and roller derby. Let's be friends!





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468: lemony snippet: quilted!

Remember Lemony Snippet? My sunny scrappy quilt top from a million years ago? (Whoah! I just looked and it was four years ago!)

I quilted it!

Squeee! My only other longarm quilting has been on scraps, this is my first quilted quilt!

Some lines.....

I'm still just practicing and doodling, so it's full of wackiness.

Trying out of my coral-esque stipple...

(Hi bunny!)

Some loops on the bee fabric...

Playing with outlining the motif in the fabric.....

I gave this one whiskers:   (!)

I was taking these pictures on my couch, where Owlie McPillowpants lives. This is Pillow Mountain, the corner of our sectional where we pile pillows and blankets so we can lay down on the couch with our heads at the corner.

That blue polka dot quilt? It was made by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! She GAVE it to me. It is amazing. I need to take some real pictures of it to show you its awesomeness. It is my nap quilt.

Back to Lemony Snippet:

Feather practice:

I backed it with the yellow basketweave from my Dazzle collection:

Pebble practice:

Pebbles are hard! I like my wonky ones, but I do want to perfect them, too.

Also, bunnies are cute.




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Reader Comments (10)

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBeth Dunn
yay! I love it!
August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRuth
I am quite possibly the least crafty person on the planet. Oh, I'm crafty like how am I going to sneak the thermos of Cosmopolitans into the theater, just not crafty like "Hey, let's knit a sweater!"

But this makes me want to quilt. This REALLY makes me want to quilt.
August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTamar@StarvingofftheLand
No mermaid boobies? LOL

Looks great!
August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim
Everything about this post makes me happy!!! You are doing so well and your quilt looks fantastic!!! When is your next play date? I can't wait to see MOAR!
August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Sipes
i love, love, love (one more? OK. LOVE!) that you gave the bunny whiskers.
August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo
i love the bee loops. and pretty much everything else too. ;)
August 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjess
That's a VERY nice feather you just quilted! And I love the pebbles... just the way they are. I had to search to find the bunny at first. I thought you meant you quilted a bunny shape and I couldn't see it anywhere! Ha! There it was looking right at me!
August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleenC
That quilt is AWESOME!!!!!!! WOW! Beautiful!!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkathy
quilting is wonderful, the fabrics gorgeous.
October 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentereileensideways

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