Started playing around with some scraps today.
This is what I came up with, each block has (64) 1.5" finished squares. I'm going with the orange sashing.
Not sure how big I'll make this. I'm using (16) 4-patches per block. The second picture is more 4 patches I have started.
Originally Posted by Radiana
I know we have quilters from all over the world here and I'm sure there are plenty of quilters living in high temps during the summer so hopefully I can get some advice. Our summers here in the bay area are fairly mild with an ocassional heat wave. The problem is that even a mild day of 85 degrees is too much for me. We will not get central A/C because we feel we would run up a steep utility bill. Instead we have a couple of window a/c units in the bedrooms.
We know that we need
[QUOTE=peggymunday;5149581]Can it be projects that have been previously completed? This is a wallhanging that was requested by a friend for a new family member that hailed from Canada. A blending of American and Canadian. They were thrilled with the result. I tried to stay to scale on placements for each flag, and had to make patterns for the stars (they were actually painted and then outline stitched) and the maple leaf (drawn freehand on a folded paper, then unfolded to have a symmetrical
I am so new to this. I've made several quilt tops and table runners. I've made a Halloween table runner for my daughter in law and I want to quilt it very simple my standard sewing machine. I've tried 606 spray adhesive to sandwich the quilt with VERY poor results. Now I'm thinking about using iron on fleece as my inner batting. Making tops of so easy but such a big dilemma when putting it all together. It's a simple table runner. Thank you for any easy suggestions.
Originally Posted by Helen S
I started this quilt many months ago, not knowing what I'd be doing with it, got bored, so put all the blocks into a container and set them aside. In the meantime, we received a wedding invitation for a special niece, so...the colors were perfect for them so I got busy! SO glad I had most of the blocks done, and didn't have enough of the background fabric, but got lucky and found a near-full bolt at Joann's, so bought it all and glad I did. I used just about every last drop of it! The quilt measures
I can not find the reason why my tin Lizzie started skipping stitches. 6 good and then a long one missed?????
I have cleaned and oiled the machine made sure I had a new needle in the correct position, checked the encoder, re-threaded and still can not figure out why my Lizzie is not talking to me
Originally Posted by Froggiey
My sister spent most of the week with me and this is what we made. We ended up making five table runners. These are quilt as you go. Web site is quiltershaven.net. Called Got Scraps. Makes a pretty quilt. Especially a baby quilt. But...I am going to use just 2 colors next time. Anyway, far from perfect, but we made memories. Made one for my sister, myself,my daughter, my niece, and our sister who lives in NM. Thanks for looking.
I am looking for a fee download of Josephine's Knot pattern can anybody help me.. I am in the UK...
I bought a used Gammill in mid-April--but April though mid-June were so busy with the school year ending and settling my Mom's estate, that my only quilting on it amounted to practice cloths. I retired in mid-June and 2 days later had knee arthroscopy--blah! Standing was tough. By mid-July I was "back in the game" and have done some charity tops and a couple of baby quilts. Put my first "real" bed size quilt on yesterday and started my custom quilting today. Dang--I wish
Originally Posted by CarolynMT
Ok, Lately I have been doing something when I load my quilts that is different.....cant figure it out. I float my tops (tried putting one on the rollers and it got all wonky) Anyhow, I baste the quilt down on the sides each time I advance. But lately when I get to the bottom, it is all wavey, like 2-3inches worth of waves.
I know the top is squared, somehow in the process of basting it, I am either stretching it too much or letting it get "taken in" too much. I just cant