karen walker@laughyourselfintostitches

Oregon farm girl designing quilt patterns and longarming enthusiast. Sharing through trunk shows, lectures and workshops. ✂️ Email or visit my blog 🐮


Super Excited!! My brothers and I(along with our spouses) each purchased 5 acres in Prineville right next to each other!! Been dreaming about our ‘retirement years’ together.
Still a couple years away to build... but it’s a start! YeeeHaw!! 👩🌾. I’m already designing my sewing room!!!! 😂✂️


I tend to quilt these... “whatcha ma call em’s” in a lot of background fills.. I like them because no matter the space I have to slip one in, they can have long feathers, stubby feathers, missing feathers... they’re each unique and I love them all. 😍
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#featherfill #featherquilting #freemotionquilting #customquilting #laughyourselfintostitches #starspangledpicnic


87 degrees and I’m outside binding. 🤦‍♀️ ..
#summerquilt #patrioticquilt #ilovetoquilt #quilt #hobbsinside


Walking along the river’s side in Zigzag, Oregon.
#Godshandiwork #bloomwhereyouareplanted


Sharing a quick and EASY quilt sleeve!! My friend @twisted.stitcher showed me this a couple years ago and it’s worth sharing!
Want your quilting friends to know this too?? Tag them in the comment section 😊
Begin with an 8-1/2” square (can be smaller too) and fold on the diagonal twice. (Swipe to see the photos). After the binding is sewn on,
place the raw edge of the triangles along the top edge of the quilt and stitch using less than a 1/4” seam. You want the binding to cover up the stitches.
Hand sew the binding and place a few hand sewn stitches in the triangle points to secure. It’s that simple!!! Next week I’ll do a complete blog post on this method 😊
#quiltsleeve #finishedquilt #starspangledpicnic #giveaway #quilt #ilovetoquilt #hobbsbatting #hobbsinside


Check out this Christmas quilt by @podunkpretties!! Visit her Instagram... She’s having a GiveAway!! 🎄🎄🎄


Quilting my way through the Star Spangled Picnic quilt!
Have you entered to win the #starspangledpicnic block wall hanging?? Details in my previous post! ..
#giveaway #instagramgiveaway #quilt #patriotquilt #summerquilt #we_love_quilting


In Honor of Flag Day... I’m GIVING AWAY my completed #starspangledpicnic block, turned into a wall hanging!
It’s on my longarm getting fluffed up with some feathery quilting.... right next to a glimpse of the final Star Spangled Picnic quilt! Swipe to see!
For One Entry:
1. Follow me on Instagram
2. Tag as many quilting friends as you like in the comment section below.
PLEASE use only one comment to tag your friends... (makes it easier on me 😊)
For a Second Entry:
Repost onto Your Instagram and include @laughyourselfintostitches
That’s it!! Sorry, winner drawn must live in the USA... But!
The Star Spangled Picnic block is a Free Tutorial on my blog for a limited time for everyone!! Blog link in my IG profile 🇺🇸 🍉
Give~Away runs though June 24th! 🇺🇸 Happy Flag Day! 🇺🇸
#giveaway #quiltgiveaway #instagramgiveaway #summerquilt


Love this picture taken by my SIL @lisalovesscout of our family farm.
#wildflowersinbloom ..
#wildflowers #familyfarm #family


@cjbartlow is welcoming Flag Day with her finished #starspangledpicnic block!!! Wanna make one too?
There’s a free tutorial on my blog!
Thank you so much Carol for the share!! ♥️🇺🇸🍉😍
#we_love_quilting #summerquilt #picnicquilt #quilt #ilovetoquilt


Sigh...it’s one of those days when I have a lot of sewing to do. I brought my #bernina outside thinking it’ll be more productive for both of us... not sure I’m getting equal productivity.
More like stitch 1 throw 2. 🤣
#starspangledpicnic #berninausa #TheAdventuresofBarleyL


Tag some quilting friends in the comment section and let them know the
Star Spangled Picnic Tutorial Part 2 is up on my blog! Learn to make this Patriot block. 🇺🇸🍉🇺🇸 Link in profile 😊
Learn, Share.Quilt! ~karen