Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
For borders cut 5-5" strips the width of the fabric. Measure your sides. They should be 42 1/2". Cut two of your strips to fit and sew them on the sides. Now measure your top and bottom. It should measure 48 1/2". Sew the remaining three strips together and cut two strips to fit. Sew these on the top and bottom. Now pat yourself on the back you have just created a lovely flimsy.
Thanks again for coming to visit. I hope you enjoy your quilt.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
And two for Alex's Lemonade Stand group. I think I see many more of these in my future.JoAnn's and I had a 50% off coupon I could not resist.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Peggy, the fabulous lady in charge of this great retreat, and her gorgeous court house steps.
Sue's amazing mini.
More new friends busy at their sewing machines: Mindy, Bonne, and Jackie.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
I had so much fun making these little people and their kites. I used raw edge applique, a method I find very enjoyable. I like the effect, it reminds me of children's drawings. Amy also did a raw edge applique project for her sew and tell. It's very cute. I really like her flowers.
The quilt below is my only other springy wall hanging. It is the first quilt I designed myself. I made it over 10 years ago and I was so proud of it at the time. Now it makes me laugh. There are so many mistakes and things I would do different. It was an attempt to try new methods and put a dent in my scrap bag. I love this quilt and the beginning it represents for me on my quilting journey.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Then I take the bottom piece of my 45^ cut bring it over the top of my top piece until the two long edges line up and make a continuation of my strips of fabric. Sew these together. It will form a trapezoid. Is that clear as mud?
Then I line up the bias side on my mat along one of the inch lines, this makes sure I keep things straight. Then I start cutting my strips. I like to make mine 2 1/4"
Continue cutting your strips across your trapezoid. Moving the fabric as needed making sure you keep it straight. I just stack my strips on top of each other so I can sew them back together in the same order I cut them. Take these strips to your sewing machine.
Next fold in half and iron the length of your strip.Then fold your bias binding accordion style and secure with rubber band. Folding it this way verses rolling it keeps it from twisting when you are applying it to your quilt.