1. Louisiana Challenge Quilt

    by , 06-27-2013 at 03:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
    Our guild was challenged to create a quilt with a Louisiana theme. I can finally now show my entry, as today was the day to bring them to the meeting for display. I have titled this one "5-yard Gumbo".

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    After tonight, it will be on display at the Borne Quilter (Lafayette LA) for a few days along with the other challenge quilts.
  2. Two colors - two 4-patches

    by , 05-14-2013 at 12:12 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
    I came up with a way to make two 4-patches with two squares of fabric. It's similar to the method used in the Missouri Star Quilt Co's video, but I used two different fabrics which result in two similar 4-patch blocks.

    Determine the size of finished block you want, then add 1/2" to allow for the 1/4" seams. In my case, I used 4-1/2" blocks that resulted in two 4" 4-patches.

    First step: Select two contrasting fabrics, place right sides together, then

    Updated 05-14-2013 at 12:14 PM by labeelady (correct spelling)

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  3. Sewing pieced HST's

    by , 12-26-2012 at 02:02 PM
    I am making a quilt with pairs of strip sets. One strip set has the seams going one way, the other has the seams going the other way. I am to place the two sets right sides together and match the seams before cutting into 6-1/2" squares. Each pair of squares is to then be cut once on the diagonal, then the two resulting pairs are to be sewn together, forming the HST's.

    The interesting part is figuring out which side of the triangle to start sewing on to keep the machine from ...
  4. Baby quilt top finished!

    by , 10-02-2012 at 11:03 AM
    I'm making this for a due this month! Need to sandwich and quilt it. The pattern is from Quilterscache. It's called "Union Squares" and is a 12" block.
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  5. Twister experiment

    by , 09-14-2012 at 02:40 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
    I was trying an experiment that didn't work the way I wanted it to, however I got to looking at my layout and something clicked in my head. I substituted the center sections with pieces of other fabrics, and you can see that they now have some really interesting frames around them.

    The piece isn't finished yet, but wanted to show you what I was working on today!
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  6. Orphan blocks

    by , 08-16-2012 at 10:42 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by labeelady View Post
    Do you have some quilt blocks that are "orphans" (not part of a quilt and you have only made one of them). I have three I made recently I thought you'd like to see.

    First is an Evening Star quilt block:

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    Next up, the Arizona block:

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    And finally, the cat block from

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    Do you have any "orphans"?

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