I have been looking everywhere for the now out of style country blue cotton material to make a quilt for my sister-in-law who only wants everything in country blue--any suggestions
Just got home this evening from visiting my son & family--he starts a new job next week and that means he won't get the time off to come home for Thanksgiving. Loved see the kids--both are adorable! And just great seeing my son and his wife--she's struggling with some health issues post-delivery so things are little stressful for both of them.
And I have 3 customer quilts (my first!!) waiting to be quilted. I thought I knew just what to do with the one--but ended up "unsewing"
Originally Posted by labeelady
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
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So, how did you spend National Quilting Day 2013? It typically falls on the middle Saturday in March. That was this past weekend. It was quilting, friendship, birthdays and St. Patrick's Day all wrapped up into two days.
I, for one, was lucky enough to have had my best friend over for a visit. We ran the roads, we ate, we laughed, we did show and tell and dodged snowflakes. Martha is such a cool pal. She's easy going with a wicked sense of humor and my little JRT LOVES her! Olive can't
Jelly Rolls - Sweet Strips of Happiness
I just returned from the NJ Quilt Festival in
Somerset, NJ. Jelly rolls were everywhere. Almost every vendor booth had some type of Jelly Rolls to sell, big rolls, little rolls, medium rolls. I think they have become almost as common as the fat quarters.
Do you use Jelly Rolls or Strip Sets in your quilt making? Do you enjoy piecing them together
and then cutting them apart and sewing them into block for finished
Some one at my office this week told me that I should take up painting because I have such a great sense of color. I explained that I do my painting with fabric and threads. The person had a curious look on their face, then they raised their finger in the air and said, "Oh, now I get it!"
I have understood throughout my quilting career that many people struggle with figuring out the right colors to use in their art work. While I can't say that I have always made the perfect color
I went to an "open sew" yesterday with several of my guild friends...we had a wonderful day of quilting fellowship! I tried to explain to my husband why I would want to lug all my stuff to the library to sew with the ladies, when I could just go to the basement and sew. How do you explain the energy, creativity, inspiration and overall quilting fellowship that happens when we ladies get together for quilting... I saw some things going on there that I didn't even think possible. One
I am interested in buying a sewing machine, for both sewing and quilting. I'm not a beginner, but my memory has been affected by chemotherapy so, I should get one that has ease of use as a feature, just in case. I will have to keep on learning how to use it, because my short term memory is that bad.
I'm expecting to pay about $600. If it makes a big difference, I can spend up to $1000 at the utmost, obviously prefer to spend less. If I had my desire, it'd be a dressmaker, quilting,