Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 56

Thread: rocky road to kansas

  1. #11
    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    sw mo
    Posts
    1,246
    thanks so much for the kind words. the blocks were string pieced on a muslin base and to keep the weight of the material the same, i decided that the pieced border should also be on muslin. the corner is a separate block on a muslin base, also. then after they are pieced i do the final trim before applying to the quilt.

  2. #12
    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    sw mo
    Posts
    1,246
    thanks so much for the compliments. i too love the traditional scrappy look.

  3. #13
    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    sw mo
    Posts
    1,246
    a lady in our little town did the quilting for me. she is great.

  4. #14

    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,089
    It looks great!!!

  5. #15
    Super Member Joan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Pine Grove, California
    Posts
    2,846
    Really, really pretty! And, I have to agree with the comments about the photos. Taking a picture that captures the true colors of a quilt and shows-off the pattern, too, is a challenge for me.

  6. #16
    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    sw mo
    Posts
    1,246
    thank you. it is a challenge for me too. thank goodness for digitals. i take about a dozen pics to get 1 good one. my camera is old and i have found that i only ever get good light out in the sun. maybe santa will
    bring me a new gazillion mega pixal camera for xmas. i have been a very good girl :D

  7. #17
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,111
    Blog Entries
    1
    Beautiful quilt, all the colors are wonderful :D I really do like the pattern, Eleanor Burns is one of my favorites :D

  8. #18
    Super Member Pam Pollock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Beavercreek, OR
    Posts
    1,382
    Beautiful job! Nice colors & borders. I like it a lot!!! :D Would you clarify what string piecing on a muslin base is? I'm left guessing on that one but would like to be enlightened. I haven't been quilting all that long. I've been sewing since I was about 8 or 9 years old...but fairly new to quilting. :lol: Thanks! Pam

    the blocks were string pieced on a muslin base and to keep the weight of the material the same, i decided that the pieced border should also be on muslin.

  9. #19
    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    sw mo
    Posts
    1,246
    string piecing is sort of like paper piecing but more free form. cut the muslin into the shape of the finished block or portion of the block that you want to have the "string" effect, plus seam allowances. then just sew strips, or "strings" of fabric of random widths, doesn't even have to be straight, til the base is covered. then just flip it over and trim along the edge of the base material to trim away the excess of the oversized strings.
    traditionally the base could have been just some left over or ugly material, or even paper which can be torn away as in paper piecing.
    because of the added weight, most of these quilts are machine quilted or tied. would be pretty hard to hand quilt i would think.
    this is a great way to make a dent in that scrap pile. i try not to pay much attention to color or patterns, except not to put identical strings together.
    there is a really good Rodale book, THE QUILTERS ULTIMATE VISUAL GUIDE, that explains this method. i use this book a lot for reference on almost every aspect of quilting.
    sorry to go on and on, but i love quilting as an art form and i get carried away. it is so nice to have this forum. i learn new things every time i visit. you all are the best.

  10. #20
    Super Member Pam Pollock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Beavercreek, OR
    Posts
    1,382
    THANKS NANABIRDMO!!! That was a great discription of the string piecing process & It helped me visualize it. I saved your description to a computer file & I also wrote down the name of the book you mentioned in my "book wish list". Now I need to go back & stare at your quilt photo again & see if I can see some of the freeform style you mentioned. I don't think you had a close up photo section of the quilt did you? Thanks again! Appreciated you sharing your knowledge! This is lots of fun! :D
    Pam



    string piecing is sort of like paper piecing but more free form.

Page 2 of 6 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.