Saturday, April 24, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I usually can not finish a quilt this fast, but I had started the center years ago for another project that really did not turn out the way I planned. All I had to do for this quilt was add the pinwheel border blocks and quilt it. It finished at 72 X 72 inches, a good size for a picnic. Kazumi - I quilted your name in the corner by the purple and green pinwheel block, look for it.
I also have another Civil War Bride Quilt block completed. It is my third block finished and the second block in the quilt.
It is the rather empty block that sits to the right of the bride and was thought to be the space for the groom in the original quilt top at the New York Folk Art Museum. The leaf on the bottom left side is folded back and will go into the next block when they are sewn together. I am still enjoying the back basting method of applique, I do need to work on smoother curves. I did learn a great tip while working on this block: Paint the seam allowance with clear fingernail polish on the inside points to prevent fraying. Fray Check works as well, but spreads onto the main applique piece and seems so much wetter and best of all the fingernail polish was only 99 cents at Walmart. So far I am doing a block a month, I am on to number four.
Happy Stitching All...
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
My daughter - in - law has a friend who asked if I would make her a quilt to use as a picnic blanket. She asked if I had any 1930s fabric. My friends are laughing here because I have baskets of Aunt Gracie fabrics, I have a guest bedroom referred to as the Aunt Grace room because of it's quilts from 1930s/feed sack type fabric. I also just happened to have a quilt top started using this fabric that never really turned into anything. It has wonderful big blank areas for quilting something fun.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Well, that is all for today. Spring is coming to the midwest, I see a bright yellow bush blossoming in my neighbors yard. Yea Spring!