Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
need help with Wind in the Whiskers pattern >

need help with Wind in the Whiskers pattern

need help with Wind in the Whiskers pattern

Old 11-24-2013, 04:59 PM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
rushdoggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 1,029
Default need help with Wind in the Whiskers pattern

Hopefully someone who has made this kit can help me.

So I bought the kit and a fabric bundle. I tried to start block 1 and am confused by the instructions. I may be too hopped up on cold medicine to get it, but I can't figure something out.

It says to cut the quilt background to 29.5 x 28. In the list of fabrics it does not list a background fabric.

I assumed when I bought it that I would use the gradient robin's egg as the background, and fuse on the green grass etc. But the fabric lists a strip for the sky. ????

Am I supposed to use a plain fabric for a background and iron on a strip of blue for the background sky? Or am I supposed to use a big piece of blue and iron on the green grass/hills?

HELP. I am feeling kind of frustrated today.
rushdoggie is offline  
Old 11-24-2013, 05:57 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Snowy Minnesota
Posts: 1,377
Default

Is there a way for you to contact either the designer of the kit or the retailer for assistance?
sushi is offline  
Old 11-24-2013, 06:24 PM
  #3  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
rushdoggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 1,029
Default

I emailed the address on the website, but its the weekend. I know some folks here have made this quilt so I was hoping one would see it and tell me.
rushdoggie is offline  
Old 11-24-2013, 06:40 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Treasureit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Royse City Texas
Posts: 2,870
Default

I haven't made it, but I did make a kit table runner lately and it did NOT come with the backing fabric...so I had to order it and pay separate shipping and wait for it to arrive...I wasn't too thrilled with that...I will ask before I buy another.
Treasureit is offline  
Old 11-24-2013, 07:20 PM
  #5  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
rushdoggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 1,029
Default

its not the backing, but background
rushdoggie is offline  
Old 11-24-2013, 07:54 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 5,453
Default

I know most people say to start with cutting largest pieces first but I find that doesn't always work for me. Not familiar with this particular quilt. I know you are anxious to get started but wait for the designer/retailer response as there may be corrections of which you are not aware.
NJ Quilter is offline  
Old 11-24-2013, 11:39 PM
  #7  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: England Alton Towers
Posts: 6,674
Default

The size is for the front of the quilt. Onto which all the other pieces go, almost like a stabilizer.i can't remember if it shows . If not then a light muslin or similar will be fine.
DOTTYMO is offline  
Old 11-25-2013, 09:44 AM
  #8  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
rushdoggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 1,029
Default

Theres no size listed on my pattern, and the directions clearly say to cut the backing to 28x29.5. Sooo, there *is* a separate backing to iron on the other pieces? Does it actually say that in the directions and I am too dumb to find it or what? Because it totally SHOULD say that!!

Thanks for your help!
rushdoggie is offline  
Old 11-25-2013, 10:04 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,198
Default

Do you think that when they say "backing" they mean "background"?
mckwilter is offline  
Old 11-25-2013, 07:35 PM
  #10  
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 35
Default

I've made a couple of McKenna's quilts, but not this one. My fabric kits had stickers on each cut piece identifying it by number and color. Go to her web site, www.pineneedles.com, select "Fabric Lists", and click on "Wind in the Whiskers Fabric List." On the second page you will see the background fabrics for all 7 blocks. Are you able to identify the background fabric from this? I think she usually uses the sky fabric as the background for each block. A double check in your case might be to see if the measurements of the background are the same as the individual block.

Also note under "Corrections" that there are 3 for this quilt, and that there is a toll-free number to call under "Contact Us" if all this doesn't answer your question.

Don't mind this minor bump in the road--you will have a fabulous time making this quilt!
ratherhaverain is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jlhmnj
For Vintage & Antique Machine Enthusiasts
3
01-28-2015 04:32 AM
Karina
Pictures
26
09-12-2011 08:09 PM
Favorite Fabrics
Pictures
36
11-10-2010 11:53 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.