Originally Posted by Daisy spot
The idea was a quilt.... But I wanted a nice mothersday gift for my mother-in-law,because all her good advisses and care
so it became a pillow
Originally Posted by JLD
This quilt is three generations of work. My Mother in Laws mom made the dresden plate and handed to my mom in law who appliqued the plate down with the zigzag. I have reinforced her zigzag and put the rest of the quilt together and long arm quilted it on my Gammill. I was so tickled with how it turned out and the red is just stunning on it. Not one of my favorite colors but it worked so well for this quilt. The long arm was done with ruler work and I used the tutorial that greenfairy quilts posted
Originally Posted by jcrow
I don't. If I go to a quilt shop and try and pick out fabric for a quilt that isn't a fabric collection, I make bad choices. I choose warm and cool colors that don't go together. I choose reds that are purplish and orangish. I choose greens that are bluish and yellowish. I can't seem to tell how wrong they are unless someone points it out to me and even then I don't see it.
I usually have to have the gal behind the counter help me pick out my fabric and lots of times I don't care
Originally Posted by Sassy08
I'm a brand new quilter. I read the QB every day and I'm learning so much from all of you who are willing to share from your experience. I've been reading over and over about starching. Do you use spray starch or liquid and what brand(s) do you recommend? Also, am I understanding correctly that it's a good idea to starch all fabric before cutting it as well as starch the backing before basting?
Thanks so much!
Originally Posted by ralphu
This quilt use Deb Tucker's Rapid fire LeMoyne star template. The pattern was in Fons & Portes's Sept/Oct 2012. Pattern name is Links.
I enjoy making the star with the template!
Made this quilt at a quilt retreat . Great place for a quilt retreat is at Pieceful Haven in Crestwood Ky.
Originally Posted by PghPat
These Strata Stars certainly are addictive. I'd love to make more but where do I put/use them. I've used one as a table topper and one as a wall hanging. I guess I could make some as gifts but I don'tve much family to sew for.
Originally Posted by feffertim
This is an excellent link for how to calculate setting and corner triangles for on point quilt blocks. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art180358.asp
Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
Here are instructions to make a quilt with a single large star. The Star finishes at 48". Borders can be added to enlarge. The photo shows a quilt with 4" borders.
There are 2 star colors and one background.
For a 48" star ONLY (no border or backing, but there will be enough for a scrappy binding):
1 1/8 yard background
3/4 yard star color A
3/4 yard star color B
Originally Posted by Treasureit
I have made my grandsons quilts but I can't think of anything else to make. The girls are easy..I have made Totes, doll clothes, purses, etc. But I am stumped for the fellers! ages are 2-3. Would love to hear and see what you have made.
Originally Posted by Wild8580
My quilt den was needing a good cleaning and some reorganization. I was inspired after reading Bonnie Hunters tutorial on fabric folding and modified to fit my units. Sorry I didn't take before pictures although it was somewhat organized before. I had purchased the storage units from ikea a few years back and all my fabric was in tubs that I could slide in and out. Ikea made shelves for the units, so I bought them and began to sort and re-fold every piece of fabric I owned. I donated unwanted and