Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
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Whoa! It's been a busy summer so far! I've been gone more than I've been home, so now I'm playing catch up with everything. Have 1 quilt block to make for the last class I missed and 1 just finished for the class before that. It was Susanna and I had trouble with it for some reason. Had to redo the center. Still not terribly excited about it--it's not precise enough to suit me. May make another one later if I have enough fabric left after the rest of the blocks are finished. Will post photos…Continue
I followed the tute and my mitered corners turned out awesome--they lay flat! The only thing my class teacher suggested is to press both seams to one side instead of pressing them open. She demonstrated why by pulling gently on the seam. When it is pressed open, it looks a bit gappy. When the seams are both pressed to the side, it doesn't do that. I'll lay this top aside now until the school year is over and my sister can help with the quilting. Once it's finished, I'll post a picture of it…Continue
Haven't been on here much for a couple weeks. Been focused on trying to complete one of those scrap top projects that's grown! I'm not fond of oranges and browns, but my sister is. When she saw some of the crazy random 9 patch blocks I had made she thought she would like them made into a spread for their queen size bed. We finally got the blocks chosen and arranged after several attempts.
Had to be careful when adding the sashing and corner blocks as this was only my second attempt at…Continue
The first 2 blocks are from my class. Just a basic 9 patch and a Crockett's Cabin block. The 9 patch is about 3/8 or so small all around. I was much more pleased with the Crockett block. It is much closer to the finished 12 1/2 " and the triangle points were as close to perfect as I could hope to get at this point. So, progress! Can't wait to see what we'll be doing in April. Meantime, I'll keep playing. Nothing beats practice like more practice!
Added by Teckla Buller on March 24, 2013 at 3:38am — No Comments
Finally, the brown scrappy quilt is finished! Quilted, bound and washed! Sigh of relief! It's far from perfect, but I learned a LOT. #1, don't use poufy, poufy batting when quilting on a regular sewing machine unless you have an extra large harp area. I really wrestled with this and only did stitch in the ditch straight lines around the sashing. Since it was made from not really quilting fabric scraps and intended to be practical, I recycled some batting that I had. That's why it was too…Continue
Added by Teckla Buller on March 24, 2013 at 3:21am — No Comments
Thanks to all for your kind comments and support. Rogue Quilter, the ideas are easier to come by than the execution at this point in time, but your enthusiasm is really encouraging. That's why I want the classes. A lot of it is basic, but I'm learning new things too. And I love that our teacher gives a lot of 1-on-1 as well as sharing from her experience and mistakes why some things work better than others. If you could see the strippy quilt up close, you would see…Continue
I'm a beginner, most recently inspired by two grocery bags of scraps given to me. Most of them are some mix of polyester and cotton, but usable for lap quilts. The colors and patterns are all over the place. Since I really don't like to toss stuff, I just started in, not really knowing where to start and having done very little with quilting since about 2000. I'm making my share of mistakes, but I'm okay with that since they help me learn. I'm also taking a beginner quilting class at my…Continue