Originally Posted by JulieB
A big thanks for everyone who offered suggestions the last time I had this posted. My quandary was how to make it rectangular because I was concerned that it wasn't quite as long as I would have like it to be, yet I didn't want to ruin the symmetry. As you can see, I added a strip and a piano keys border to two ends, and was quite pleased with the end result.
Beautiful, lots of work but well worth it.
Originally Posted by hpbandy
These are the lap quilts I made for Christmas 2013, they were for my Grandchildren, Children, and Daughter inlaws. they all measured about 65 x 72. The pictures don't do the colors justice.
Very pretty, I like the the black and white one.
Originally Posted by antylu
Thanks everyone for all the flannel tips; this is what I am doing at this point; I zigzagged the inside flannel for seam so can keep to 1/4 inch; then am leaving 1/2" seam allowance on outside (at least for now) when I put blocks together will decide what to do at that point if too bulky. These various animals will make up border for baby quilt and there will be a giant giraffe on face of quilt. It seems to be going together great; I did starch the flannel and have had no problems with sewing
Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
I posted the paper pieced quilt Southwest Star recently. Today I played in EQ7 a little. Instead of designing with the whole block, I used one quarter of the block. The star is basically round with points = symmetrical or even. One fourth of the block is a quarter of a circle in the lower right with points in the upper left = asymmetrical or uneven. These asymmetrical blocks are fun to design with in EQ7 with the "Block Serendipity" tool. I am attaching a few variations and the PP units.
Originally Posted by Tartan
I will try to load these in order but it will take a bit because I am computer challenged. This is how I do the Poinsettia table runner and the Water Lily table topper.
I have just finished this Royal Star Doona cover as a wedding present for a young friend. It was the first paper piecing I have ever done, and was determined to try it. I has some trouble understanding the instructions as they didnt make sense in places and emailed the lady who writes books on quilting that had put it on the internet and asked her for some finer details and was rudely replied to that "I am to busy to to videos as I am a working girl you know, look up paper piecing on google."
I am new to this board and recently became an empty nester. I want to get back into sewing with an emphasis on quilting and monogramming. Is there a REASONABLY priced sewing machine that is good for both??? What machines do you LOVE and why? Would you run into a burning house to save it???
Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz
Here is another star. Seems like a lot of you are doing them this year. I keep getting requests. This is the same star as yesterday. I put everything in one e mail so no one has to click to go to my Flickr album where I store the rest of all the information that you see attached here and below. There are a few notes on the foundation page about the number of blocks and the border sizes as shown.
I also included coloring sheets in case you want to do you own variation. Pattern makes
Originally Posted by Geri B
Are u cutting triangles for the edges....I prefer cutting a rectangle...say 3 x6 then two squares 3x3. Lay one square on top of rec at corner..sew diagonal from point of square to point, actually a thread to the outside edge...... Fold over, iron,cut the square tail, but leave the rec back ther...that is your true size..
I am looking for tote bag patterns using the Jelly Rolls. I have one at home that I love from Thimbleberries but does not help me here. If you have any and can share them I would appreciate it. I am making them for Pay it Forward Gifts.
Thanks for any help you can give me.