We are downsizing and moving. There are 2 boxes of my quilt "kits". Some are already pieced but need the applique, one just needs quilting, several are just fabrics that go good together.
I'll mail the boxes to a person or group who will use them for good.
I bought the Connecting Threads quilt kit called City View using beautiful leafy Batik fabrics. It went together in an impressive 4 hours max. Has anyone else made this and quilted it? My first thoughts were to straight line quilt it, making kind of a grid of the windows. That seems to clash with the leafy batik. Yet I don't want busy quilting to obstruct the fabric design.
Has anyone had experiences they would, or wouldn't repeat quilting up this pattern?…Continue
I copied the spider web pattern a few years ago, and obviously, my printer didn't get the angles quite right, so I had to adjust a bit and not all the corners are perfect. When I was ready to attach the centers they became spiders with padding and legs of wool yarn, rick rack,…Continue
Life has gotten so busy here! I just got back my daughter's DWR from the quilter. She was married Sept. 1, 2012.
A week later, I laid it out to decide on what to bind it with and when I stopped at the quilt store, the owner said she always does a French (fold in half) binding cut on the bias for curves. I've only done one other Double Wedding Ring and a few scalloped edge quilts and always used a bias binding that I ironed to look like bias tape- machine sewing on the front hand…Continue
I repainted my work room recently and am getting trim put back up. When it came time to repaint the bifold closet doors, it dawned on me they could become the flannet wall I have never had an open wall for.
Has anyone ever made a flannel wall? How did you attach the flannel- tightly stretched, hanging just from the top, backed by cardboard?
I'm open to all advice. Thanks!
The 1930's Dresden Plate, slackers style group is inviting new participants!
This group has evolved from way back. Our last swap was the Slackers Star exchange. 20 of us made lovely stars, exchanged them and are mostly slacking on creating the quilts from them ( really we are enjoying them…Continue
Last spring I found a used Gracie frame and Juki machine on Craig's List. It came home but sat in pieces until winter "when we had time" to put it together. First it was my request for a Christmas present from DH. Then it became my New Year's project. The instructions that came with it didn't have the updates the frame had so I struggled with directions. DH was getting into his element constructing and didn't worry in the slightest there is a handful of hardware left over. I was getting very…Continue