Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
My oldest Granddaughter graduates from Air Force basic training Thursday. I got her a world atlas and I really wanted to make a cover for it with "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" on the cover. So I started off with peltex, fabric and stencil letters. First off the letters ended up to big so I cut it down to "Places to go" then it was impossible to applique the letters to just the fabric so I went ahead and ironed both inside and outside fabrics to the peltex so it was stabilized.
After my mom passed away three years ago, I found letters that my dad sent her when he was in WWII. I would like to do/make something special with them. Since my mom loved to sew, and I have sewn for many years (but am new to quilting) I would love any suggestions. I thought of transferring some of the letters onto fabric paper, but would the wording come out backwards? Don't necessarily want to make a big quilt. Any ideas? My creative mind is drawing a blank. Thanks!
Originally Posted by Kitsie
Too hot to hand quilt the big King I'm working on so here's more of Row E. Some fancy piecing here. E5, 6, 7 & 8. I was really "afraid" of E7 but I did it as snowballs and added the bands (sewed down one side, folded under and appliqued the other side. So proud!) Not pleased with the uneven"rays" of E5 but will accept it as it lines up with my pattern. *sigh*
I just joined this board, and already received a good tip from this blog. Thank you I want to make a baby quilt and have both flannel and regular quilting fabric and wondered if they can be used together in one quilt. I didn't know that flannel shrinks 6% and cotton 3%. Great advice to wash the fabrics first. Can't wait to start the quilt. Thanks!!
Originally Posted by shivrs2000
I just want to know if there is someone from the San Diego area who is driving to the Long Beach Quilt Festival or if you know of any buses going? It's July 27-29, 2012
They are having a civil war fabric sale at Craft town fabrics lots of good stuff.
Help, does anyone remember a well done tute that showed how to make cathedral windows that involved cutting and pressing the backgrounds and then sewing on the pressed lines to connect the individual blocks? I would like to try the technique but should have made certain I could find the information when I needed it. I am pretty certain it orginated on the Quilting Board site. Thanks for your help.
If you nay be interested here's a u-tube version. I think he sounds better in person.
Originally Posted by Helena
It's a beauty! What batting do you use?
Originally Posted by Kitsie
And onward we go. The first 4 rows are done and the top row of triangles. I find it interesting how Jane did one block with a "design" like melon seeds or circles (as in B 2 & 3) and repeated it a little differently in the next block! Enjoy your day and thanks for looking!