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quilt snob?

Started by Rebecca Keith/VA. Last reply by Sandy Larkey May 11. 31 Replies

Stories of how you started quilting

Started by Carla. Last reply by Sandy Larkey Feb 19, 2018. 46 Replies

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Comment by Cat Lady--MO on August 6, 2009 at 11:54am
Glad to help you get your imagination working.
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on August 6, 2009 at 6:43am
That sounds beautiful. I can't wait to get everything unpacked (of course, I need to get packed first) so that I can start working it out.
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on August 6, 2009 at 5:42am
Joanna, I can envision your neutral braided borders on a very busy scrappy quilt, giving the eye a visual space to rest (sort of like the white margins on a page). Could even do some simple applique on them to add roundness to a center that is made up of angles.
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on August 5, 2009 at 7:51pm
That's a good idea, Annie. I don't think that far ahead, but I do have four braided borders in creams to neutrals floating around in one of my boxes. I had made them to try on a quilt, but they didn't work on it--maybe someday the perfect quilt will come.
Comment by Annie C. Shaw on August 5, 2009 at 4:20pm
All this talk about pieced borders has made me decide to get out my scraps basket and make border strips out of a lot of it to just sew together and have on hand for when I need them. I can envision great possiblities for using them on scrappy quilts, among other things.
Comment by Robyn Brown on August 5, 2009 at 2:20pm
Just got back from a wonderful relaxing vacation on the gulf coast!! I spent the whole time at the beach and it was great. It's going to be VERY hard to get back into the real world. I work from home tomorrow and Friday so that makes things just a bit easier though.
Comment by Carla on August 5, 2009 at 11:44am
It certainly is all about practice. If there is a will there is a way as I always say. Keep practicing, Annie
Comment by Annie C. Shaw on August 4, 2009 at 5:15pm
I went to a quilt show in a little country town on Saturday where they had a surprising number of quilts on display for such a small community - but the best part for me was sitting down and talkintg for quite a while with an elderly lady who was demonstrating the art of handquilting. Her stitches were so tiny and even that they put my work to shame! I'm consoling myself by telling myself that she's had a lot more years to practice hers - maybe when I'm her age, I can do as well.
Comment by Carla on August 4, 2009 at 2:02pm
Well, I came to the conclusion last night that I need to do a pieced border. It is a scrappy quilt and I want to do strips or bricks and incorporate a blue print periodically to give it its own personality. Now I just need to dig out my scrap bin and see if I have enough to do what I think I want to do.
Comment by Joana Simmers/GA on August 4, 2009 at 11:15am
I like the ideas of doing the fudging at one and two thirds points. It would be less noticeable than at the corners. Sometimes I will break the design--center the design on the border, end, then do another segment, end and then do the corner. it's my own personal, "I meant to do that." I was thinking next time of measuring off a piece of paper the length of the border and doing a test run on it, possibly folding at points to fit. I want to get the book by Kinney--I've been looking at it but hadn't ordered. Thanks for the recommendation.

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