This was so much fun! Can't wait to make another one. I have some green strips that will be my next effort. Maybe next year. Took a long time tearing off the paper, but surely worth it to keep it from stretching. I still need to quilt it, but it will be in line with the other tops that need to be quilted.
Today is another one of those WFH (working from home) days because it is snowing pretty steady out and the roads are messy and slippery. I am lucky enough to have the type of job where I can work from home and still get paid to do my job.
Today's snowstorm is cold, white, fluffy and beautiful because I am not driving in it. While I own a AWD vehicle, its not my own driving that do not trust, its those other NJ/NY drivers that I don't wish to meet as close encounter on my bumper on the highways.
I would appreciate any comments about my quilts, i know there are mistakes but i only followed a pattern in my head as i went...i had fun making them and have 6 more grandchildren to make for. each one chooses the colors and the design. they are a one of a kind. you all have a wonderful day...mary
I joined a local Modern Quilt Guild a few months back. I had dropped out of my traditional local guild a few years ago because I lost interest in the traditional ways of making quilts and frankly all of the politics associated with being a very active member of a guild for a long time. I really did not miss the duties associated with the old guild. I just wanted to get together with people that I share an interest with and have some fun and inspire one another. The Modern Quilt Guild of Northern
Updated 03-25-2013 at 08:27 AM by NJQuilter55
Originally Posted by JenniePenny
This quilt is comprised of 99 blocks that finish at 4". I have always loved the Dear Jane quilts and admired them for all the dedication, skill, patience, and love that goes into each and every block. As much as I love looking at them, I didn't have a strong desire to make one. I wanted something a little different - my own blocks that I could pick out myself.
So this quilt evolved, into something like a biography, something like a charm bracelet, something I could immerse myself
Originally Posted by SusanMarie1956
I need a tutorial on how to use satabilizer. Does anyone know of one?
Originally Posted by azwendyg
I just finished basting a quilt sandwich to get it ready for freemotion quilting on my domestic machine.
Althouth I often spray-baste on smaller quilts, when they are bigger and harder to handle, I prefer to thread-baste so everything stays in place better, and I don't have to worry about the glue coming loose and the sandwich shifting while I'm quilting.
There are a couple of key factors that I LOVE about this method of basting:
1. There is NO crawling
Originally Posted by Fotoula
I just finished my FIRST quilt.I am very very new at this and i made a lot of mistakes.But practice practice!!!! Thanks for looking.
Originally Posted by brady
The 'Trip Around the World' is the first pieced quilt I ever did. I have never liked it!
Originally Posted by gigigray032447
I mostly piece 40x60 tops for cancer patients. And I got really tired of the look of tied quilts so this winter I tried QAYG, sewing the quilting seam at the same time I sewed my rows together. I don't know how to post words with the correct picture so I hope you can follow along.
1. I sew my individual blocks into rows, but don't sew the rows into one top. Generally I like my blocks to be 6-7 inches. I realize there is no vertical quilting lines using this method, but me and others