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Forum: Main
05-04-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,109
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

yes and no ... some backing fabrics aren't the...

yes and no ... some backing fabrics aren't the same as their 45" siblings. I bought a grunge backing once that was had the same name as a 45", but it had a totally different feel. It was not soft...
Forum: Main
04-26-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,527
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I'm persnickety about the direction that seams...

I'm persnickety about the direction that seams are pressed, and not having twisted seams. I will unstitch 1/4 inch on either side of a twisted seam and resew it. I try to plan the pressing...
Forum: Main
04-19-2022, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I use Leonis markers -- both air erasable and...

I use Leonis markers -- both air erasable and water erasable. You can get them on Amazon.
Forum: Pictures
04-05-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,731
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

Pretty Birds baby quilt

I recently finished this little quilt, which will be a baby quilt for a nephew and his wife. The pattern is Pretty Birds by Elizabeth Hartman. For the backing, I found a nice flannel that had some...
Forum: Main
03-20-2022, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I made two of these, as baby quilts for my niece...

I made two of these, as baby quilts for my niece who had twin boys. I did them a giraffe at a time also.
Forum: Pictures
03-07-2022, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,934
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

Wonderful quilt all around...So many little...

Wonderful quilt all around...So many little things make it super -- the back that is now the front, the single star, the rounded corners and striped binding, the paw prints!
Forum: Main
03-05-2022, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,645
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I do the same (I like your name for them --...

I do the same (I like your name for them -- spider!) when piecing anything at an angle --my machine eats the edges otherwise.

referring to your comment about needing a leader for the leader: I...
Forum: Pictures
02-22-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,246
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I'm not sure I understand your question. I got...

I'm not sure I understand your question. I got it from TartankiwiPatterns (https://www.etsy.com/shop/TartankiwiPatterns)on etsy. The name of the pattern is Big Bear Quilt Pattern.
Forum: Pictures
02-14-2022, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,246
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

The same designer (tartankiwi) has a 12" version,...

The same designer (tartankiwi) has a 12" version, and several reviewers said that did that as their first paper piecing project. My Bear was not really more difficult than any other pp project I've...
Forum: Pictures
02-13-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,246
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

He's only about 30" square ... so, he'll hang on...

He's only about 30" square ... so, he'll hang on the wall somewhere .... not sure where yet!
Forum: Pictures
02-13-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,246
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

Brown Bear in the Night

No real story behind this quilt ... I just loved the pattern. It came from Trtankiwi patterns on Etsy.
Forum: Pictures
01-08-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

Ingenious to use a cross-stitch pattern! For...

Ingenious to use a cross-stitch pattern!

For the missing background, you could consider putting a simple design in that corner and maybe also in the opposite. I'm thinking something like this,...
Forum: Pictures
12-21-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,584
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

Peacock Abstraction

I finished piecing this last January, and it hung on my design wall for months. Just had no inspiration for how to quilt it. Finally, a few weeks ago, I put it on my longarm and got to quilting. ...
Forum: Pictures
12-16-2021, 04:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,670
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I've always disliked sewing binding on by machine...

I've always disliked sewing binding on by machine for this very reason. After some practice, though, I've been getting a little better results by making the binding a bit larger ... I normally use 2...
Forum: Main
12-10-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,106
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

Have you looked at our quilt gallery? There's an...

Have you looked at our quilt gallery? There's an album with patriotic quilts: https://www.quiltingboard.com/members/qb-quilt-gallery-u36607-albums19327.html
Forum: Pictures
12-09-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,093
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

that's one cool quilt!

that's one cool quilt!
Forum: Pictures
12-03-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,132
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I made my own pattern in EQ (mostly just to...

I made my own pattern in EQ (mostly just to figure out how much fabric of each color to buy). My finished blocks were 4.5 inches.
Forum: Pictures
11-30-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,132
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

My Blooming 9-patch

I've been wanting to make this pattern for a while, and finally did it. I've been doing a lot of "use-up-my-stash" quilts, and haven't been fabric shopping in a long time. So even though I still have...
Forum: Main
11-30-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

You could just do parallel vertical lines, down...

You could just do parallel vertical lines, down to where you have other stitching. Maybe 1/4 to 1/2 inch apart. That would help add even more contrast between the background and the animals.
Forum: Pictures
11-14-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,457
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

4 Kaffe projects from one quilt kit

This past summer, I did the "Gather No Moss" quilt-along (wasn't much of a quilt-along) because I wanted to see if I could learn to work with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I like many of them individually,...
Forum: Main
11-08-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,467
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I did this one, Prairie Star, I think it's...

I did this one, Prairie Star, I think it's called. It was a little overwhelming at first -- so many papers and templates -- but once I understood that some were for cutting and not piecing, I was...
Forum: Main
10-29-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,249
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

I like it without any sashing.

I like it without any sashing.
Forum: Pictures
10-28-2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,512
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

Fantastic, I agree! Love the black and white...

Fantastic, I agree! Love the black and white fabrics, and the piecing looks perfect .... all those curves!
Forum: Main
09-09-2021, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

may depend on how the blocks are arranged, but...

may depend on how the blocks are arranged, but here's one I did several years ago .... (VERY custom!)
https://www.quiltingboard.com/members/cat-on-a-mac-u17931-albums17962-537183.html
Forum: Pictures
07-18-2021, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,771
Posted By cat-on-a-mac

Greeting the Moon

I found this panel, called Greeting the Moon," for $6 at a quilt show several years ago, and finally decided to do something with it. Came up with this layout. For quilting, it's got several...
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