Originally Posted by JanTx
Fabrics - started with a Missouri Quilt Co Deal of the Day - a 30-piece layer cake of Vivaldi. Added the jelly roll of the same line and the backing fabric of one of them.
Pattern - searched for "layer cake and jelly roll" and found it. Basically you cut the layer cake in half and put strips on each side. You did trim it down - maybe 8.5"? - to make it square. Alternate block directions and you've got it.
Borders - none. This may be my first borderless
Well just finished this quilt up, by going around the dark blue block stars and stitched in the ditch around it. That was my first free hand on a queen quilt, thanks to a great teacher online. Wendy is her name on craftys. here's after pict.
Originally Posted by dluvs2quilt
LOOK!!!! Another fabric sale.
Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
This is my last 2 pix. This is my ceiling under construction as DH puts in 9 recessed cans to brighten my room. Woo Hoo!! This will be wonderful. If you all want to see my big board (for on top of my ironing board) he built please let me know that too!
Thanks for all the encouragement to get this posted, I hope this is helpful and if you need any more help I am just a plane away. I am just itching to be somewhere warm. :lol:
alaskasunshine :-D :-D :-D
What a hectic May this has been - back from California (Disneyland) and then off to our house in Pacific City. We had a heat pump installed and I had to be there. This was all done on this past Tuesday and we had company that following weekend.
A good quilting friend of mine, and her husband, ride in a fundraiser bike ride called Reach the Beach and it ends in Pacific City. It's always nice to have them there for the weekend.
I spent the first few days of this week
Honey Do List ~ 5/23/2012
FYI, I don't just call Detto "honey", I also call him "Babe, Lover Lover, Sweetie, and lots more that you probably don't want to know.
But, anywho, here are:
"10 Things a Husband Should Do"
1. Love you ONLY.
2. Be a great dad.
3. Remember important dates.
4. Kiss you passionately at least once a day.
5. Tell you that he loves you
Originally Posted by Kitsie
I use freezer paper piecing (Thimbleberries method) for a lot of small intricate blocks like the DJ's. My great big roll of FP is 18" wide so I cut 6" WOF and then cut to 6" squares. Very cheap!! to print on them I use a piece of copy paper that I printed one block diagram on (I use the same one over and over).
Place the FB on the copy paper shiny side down and with your iron just run across the top edge of the FP. It loads really well into your printer and off you go!
Well my sister just yarned some of the quilt. She wants me to quilt around the applique stars to give it more punch, so am going to see if I can do that today. as time for graduation and her trip is ticking away. I just bought Quilting Large Quilts on a Small Machine, froms Craftys.com and I love her teaching. She teaches 4 different ways. Takes the fear away. Anyway, when I get done, will put another pict. on here.
Originally Posted by Kitsie
I redid B12 in pink and did it with regular applique instead of the reverse app that the green one was done with. Its 10 times worse!! So I will stick with the green and who cares if other greens surround it!
LS1 was fun and time consuming BUT NOT AS TIME CONSUMING AS C4!!!! 11 hours on this one! Mainly because I outsmarted myself and was too stubborn to remake it! My bright idea was to inset the seams on the outside corners instead of using 2 pcs of background fabric. Only took 2 hours
Joined a needlecase swap and this one i made for me..........