I have a whole new appreciation for Memorial Day. My adopted son, Louis, was an Army Ranger in the 82nd Airborne. He served in the jungles of Panama, Granada, Columbia, and Iraq. His career was cut short due to a bullet in his kneecap. My nephew too, was deployed. He served a year for the Army in Bosnia. So...for me, Memorial Day is no longer "just" a Holiday.
I would like to thank all who make quilts for these projects and organizations: Quilts of Valor, Wounded Warrior
I’m pretty sure this is one my mother made although I can see it was made of a pooled collection of scraps because some of them are from my stash. The block pattern was a block of the month challenge which I think I might have set for our quilting group. As I recognise all the fabrics in the quilt as a collection of “yours and mine” this must have been a joint effort for mum and me rather than of the group as a whole.
It lives at my mother’s house,
Originally Posted by Daffy Daphne
Use a piece of pre-quilted fabric (bought or make your own), so that the part of the sleeve caught in the hoop is approximately the same thickness as your projects.
To make a pattern, trace the outside of the inner hoop on a piece of paper, approximately 1/3 the way around. Draw a straight line from one edge of the curve to the other. Add 1/4" to the curved edge. Cut two pieces of pre-quilted fabric by this pattern.
Measure the depth of the hoop (usually around
can anyone help me lost quilt block patterns from 1999 to 2007
have material need patterns want to make them again lost patterns in a move
Everything about this quilt is scraps, including the white on white. The back is also pieced with scraps. I am so thrilled how it came out. Im hand quilting it so it wont be finished for a while...
Originally Posted by joyce888
I've got 12 1/2" unfinished blocks that I'm setting on point, then want to add the triangles to make them square. To avoid having bias edges on the corners, would I cut them at 12 1/2" with one diagonal cut?
I find quilt patterns that I like everywhere, when I find one I really like I start looking at fabrics. Usually I want it to be a different set of colors than the one shown. Can anyone give me tips on how to choose fabrics, this is the hardest part of quilting for me!
And it had a virus attached to it, my computer was protected, but it let me know a virus had attacked.
I had written in the blog that I was desperately looking for agua and beige/brown fabric. When I put "agua and beige/brown quilting fabric" in the search box, a link came up...it was my blog entry!!!! How did this happen?? does that happen automatically, or did some maliciously do this, because when I clicked on it, my computer immediately told me I had been attacked by a virus!!!
Updated 05-23-2013 at 02:54 AM by debbiemarie
Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
1. Size of boards
2. laying fabric
3. folding fabric (have your fabric neat not wrinkled!) Have fold near you and selvedges away from you. Bring selvedges to the fold and firmly hand press to keep neat. The remainder of the fabric will be in a chait that is cloth so it doesn't slide around and off the chair. This is important! It took me a bit to realize I needed the fabric on a cloth chair. It works well and keeps the weight evenly distributed for ease of folding. LOTS of pictures to
I found this pattern on Annie's website, now I need to choose fabrics, but I want more aqua and less orange, can anyone with expertise him me? I have been in search of find fabrics in beige aqua and brown, what do you think of those colors for this quilt?