Originally Posted by Swan Song
I am planning my Christmas projects and gathering fabrics, patterns etc. My son's girlfriend likes bright colors, I do not, so there are only a limited amount of them in my stash. I am having so much trouble just picking them out. So I decided to start with a pattern, it will be a lap quilt. I found a quick pattern that I can use a layer cake for. I thought that would help me put the colors together. So...here is the pattern and I picked out a tonga treat. Someone please tell me if you think this
OK, I admit it! I am sitting here on this website instead of doing a quilt on my longarm. It is all loaded and ready to go, I just don't know what to do with it. It has a large (5" border, an inner border of triangles, another inner border of four patches and the center of the quilt is applique.
I know what I want to do with the applique. I am going to stitch around each piece, then do some small meandering in the area around them.
It's all the outer borders
Progress on my grandmas flower garden. About 2 Weeks into it. Not sure on how large I want to make it, so im making my rows to be about lap size. I can always add to it if decide on larger.
This is my first post but I've been lurking for several months and have got to say that you are all amazing and so very friendly. I look forward to seeing what's happening every day and along the way I've learned so much. Thank you.
Wondering if anyone can tell me if there are any quilt shops in Riverside, CA? I'll be out that way early August. I've found over time that the Internet is sometimes out of date and visiting LQS while traveling is unproductive without further research. Case
I've loved reading posts on this board for years now but have never posted one myself. However, I just had to share my woes with you all to hopefully save you the same problem in the future. Had my Pfaff sewing machine and Pfaff Fabric mover plugged into a surge protector and had the current turned off with the switch, or so I thought!!!!! Even though the swich was turned off when our house was hit with lightening last week the surge of power blew out the brains in my sewing machine AND the fabric
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