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This quilt seems to need an inner and an outer border. I considered using dark red or double pink fabric similar to the one in the Ohio Star in this post... but then found a reproduction stripe at the bottom of my stash. There's enough to cut 4" wide strips for the outer border. The blue hand-dye is left over from Propellers and Planes. I cut it 1.25" (finished .75").
|Philadelphia quilt with borders, partial view.|
A few nights ago we settled down as a family and played a few games of BINGO! :) It is nice to just turn off the tv and have some fun family time. Just a simple game of Bingo was so much fun ...
I had the best time finishing up this generous baby quilt.
Measuring at twice the size of my normal baby quilts, I have the perfect family in mind for this quilt.
My girlfriend MK choose to wait to find out the sex of baby #2. John arrived and I immediately set to make him an awesome boy quilt-a year ago! Yes, A YEAR AGO!!! John is now 13 months and I just finished quilting his! I guess when you have over 60 tops needing to go on the long arm, then you better get cracking.
"Sue, to be a seamstress you must learn to use and read pattern instructions."
Those words from my Mother and Homemaking Teacher usually had me putting the pattern and instruction guide back in the pattern envelope. I was a 'Visual Learner'.
Show me once and I've got it. Give me a 'Step by Step' picture guide, and I can do it. I think it all goes back to doing Math Word Problems which I talked about in Letter I-Iowa Test~Not My IQ. In a nutshell my brain interpreted written instructions and math word problems like this: If you ...
I’ve been trying to get the quilt finished for the baby shower….If you missed that post, it’s here.
Well all my yesterday’s intentions were good. I plotted and planned all day to have the toys picked up and the childcare work done so after the kiddos left I could head right upstairs. That didn’t happen. Kalissa came and we chatted. Then I decided that I needed to prep supper and than the most wonderful thing happened…My best friend from high school called. She was my friend through college and we even lived together for ...read more
Welcome back to Finish It Up Friday!! It's been quite a week what with deliveries of long awaited materials, and a new lens for my camera! Woo! But what I really want to show you is this just Adorable Mini Messenger Bag by Katy Cameron over at The Littlest Thistle. Pics taken with my iphone, pre-fabulacamera ;) Katy is an experienced bag designer, with more than 10 years of patternread more
Isn't that one of the things quilting is all about? It really isn't a necessity, but it does make our beds and our home just a little more beautiful. At least I think so, and I hope you do, too!
Today I worked on making something a little more beautiful that was downright nasty and ugly looking. My heating pad! I realized how terrible it looked when I rushed to put it away when I was expecting a visitor. So when I had some free time today I worked on making this pretty cover for it -
I had a productive night last night with all my friends for Wendy's Friday Night Sew In. I joined approx 50 ladies for a virtual sewing night. I'm happy with my progress on my GDITC project.
I just got my Nebraska State Quilt Guild challenge quilt back after making the rounds. This is the block I started on the trip to 3 of my friends to add borders. Fay added the pinwheels on the right and the diamonds on the top. Kay added the green and navy stripe with the leaf appliques and the last to work on my quilt was Janet and she pieced the rectangles and appliqued blue circles. I love it but know I need to add more to finish it up. The block started out it's trip looking like this. I ...read more
Is that sometimes they do not work. frown.
While I was sick in bed last Saturday I watched some craftsy classes, because, hey! I'm all for learning and trying new things. One thing I quickly realized is that the techniques I use to paper piece are a LOT different than how other people paper piece. (I have a few different tutorials as well as you tube videos if you want to see how I do it.)
I feel like my technique has evolved quite a bit over the years and I am currently very happy with the results I ...