Wednesday, December 28, 2016
After several days with the flu, I did spend the afternoon sewing in my studio. Just before, it was time to clean up and prepare dinner, I took this untouched photos. En Provence, parts 3-5; and more parallelograms prepared for the Lucy Library quilt for the evening sewing.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
|Quilt size: 47 1/2" by 59"|
The fabric was pre-cut into 12 1/4" squares. I cut some of the squares into small units to create the nine patch block that looks like a window. I will describe what I did below.
|Quilt by Quilt Your Own in Stafford, Texas|
|9 patch variation block. Finished size 11 3/4"|
strips of white fabric cut at 1 1/2" for the square sashing.
and finally, the block is bordered by a 2 1/2" border.
It is a simple construction. I actually made into strips and sub cut them.
Sew as the picture above, 3 2 1/2" color squares with the white sashing. It will finish 2 1/2" by 8 1/4". Make 2 more like this first one.
Add the two 1 1/2" by 8 1/4" sashing to the unit made above.
Finally add the borders to the block, which should be 2 cut at 2 1/2" by 8 1/4"; and 2 cut at 2 1/2" by 12 1/4".
THESE MEASUREMENTS are for this odd size block; but it can be made using the your own measurements to finish at any size. A few extra 1/4 inches here and there will make this block a 12 inches finished.
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Great quilt; ugly picture.
I am so tired of trying to take a good picture of quilts. I don't have the space. It is so bad; that I decided to keep it "as is." Not even cropping it. ⬇⬇
But anyway, this is a donation quilt made by many hands. The Cotton Piking Bee provided the fabrics. Susanne P cut all the triangles with her Accuquilt Go. I did the sewing of the top. Chris, from Quilt Your Own in Stafford, Texas did the quilt, and I completed the binding.
|Quilt size: 61 inches by 46 inches|
|Detail showing the long-arm quilting.|
You can cut any size triangles and use any combination you want. It is a controlled scrap quilt. I only used blues and reds/pinks with a light background.
To make your own half square triangle, start with a square that is 7/8" bigger than your desired finished square and cut once in the diagonal. For example, if you want a 4 inch finished half square triangle, cut your initial square at 4 7/8" and cut it once on the diagonal, yielding 2 triangles.
Do the same with your background fabric. Using one of each, put right sides together, and sew on the diagonal seam, with a 1/4" seam allowance.
Monday, December 5, 2016
So, I have started the mystery quilt ;"En Provence "so generously shared by Bonnie Hunter. But someone did not read the directions. Oops.Below is the link to Bonnie's blog. Cheers.
|What you should not do with clue number 2.|
Monday, November 21, 2016
These are the sample for Deidra McElroy class that I took at Houston Festival. Deidra is a great teacher. The technique is reverse applique. I have not been a fan of reversed applique; but this class did change my mind about the technique. I am looking forward to making my own line design soon.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016
My quilt guild: The Quilt Guild of the Greater Houston ( www.qgghouston.org)has a biennial show and there is always an auction to benefit the guild.
My Woolie Bee, is making a sampler quilt with 6.5" blocks. It is all wool, of course.
The background is the same; but the heart center is where you can do anything as long as it has a heart.
This is my block. It is one to rest the eyes; not to call attention to itself.
It is embroidered with the Palestrina stitch around the hearts, cross stitch in the center of the small heart and beads on the large heart.
I know this talented group will make an amazing quilt.
The next show is on May 5-6, 2017.
It is called "Joy of Quilts."
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
This charming store called Mi Marinita, is near the Cathedral in Valladolid in Spain.
I had a great time talking with the owner who is really nice.
It is really worth checking it out. I bought some nice Tilda fabrics that are not so easy to find in the US.
Here is the information:
c/Nunes de Arce, 14
47002, Valladolid, Spain
Ph: 983 082 085
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