I just received comments back from having a quilt judged at a competition. The comment was that lattice should be straight. That straight lines should be straight. I have had this comment on other…Continue
"Carolyn I got a message that you are searching for a Iowa City area quilt guild. I don't live in that area but you might check out this site it lists cities and guilds in the state of Iowa. It probably isn't a complete list but…"
"Rogue, first off, almost every quilter gets anxious at some part of the quilting process. I have been quilting for 36 years, entered MANY shows, have lots of experience and I STILL get intimidated and nervous every time I finish a quilt and have to…"
"First Colleen, CONGRATULATIONS on entering your quilt in a show! It's a big step and you should pat yourself on the back!
Now, I won't comment on your straight lines as I haven't seen your quilt and don't know what the judge had…"
"wow, for myself, who doesn't enter my few quilts in any exhibits other than small community "show & tells", i thank you for your input here on this subject. i have been following all responses since colleen first posted. your…"
"Kathy, I think everyone who's commented on this blog will be happy with your information and advice, not just Colleen. I'm a firm believer in doing artsy stuff for yourself, the minute you start trying to please anyone but you, or worse,…"
"First of all, it is a pleasing quilt. I am a judge and will try to answer.
First we look at the Visual impact of a quilt. Are the colors pleasing. Do you have enough contrast, so that the whole quilt does not just mush together. You have a nice…"
"I don't think the block shown would need three strips. The measurements that Terry mentioned her strips were cut then would not work out using 3. I do agree that it is constructed with partial seams. Terry mentions that she…"
"Another thought , were the seams all pressed uniformly in the right direction? ie; no "flip-flops", 'cause this can make anotherwise straight, flat line appear off, both in looks and texture when running hand overThis even effects the…"
"Ijust found this post. Maybe I think sideways, instead of vertically like everyone else, LOL, but if it was me, I'd take it as a comment on the QUILTING STITCHES, not the construction seams.Have a closer look at those:)"
"I am not familiar with the block but could you put them together like this? the finished block would measure 5 X 5 and it would be made around a center square that measures 1 1/2 inches square. see rough drawing from paint progam"
"Food for thought---- how was your quilt quilted? Could the judge have been referring to quilted lattice work that may not have been perfectly straight. To me, "lattice" is a criss-cross. I also think anyone who is a…"
"I also watch the old TV shows for quilts. I just wish some of the old black and white shows were in color. I was watching and episode of Wagon Train and wishing I was recording the show so I could look at the quilt they had hanging in…"
Just wanted to pop in to say “hello” and introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow quilter and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty, with a cooking or a quilting theme mixed into each historical fiction series.
My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in Kansas. Each book mentions twelve old-time quilt patterns, and I put drawings of them in the back of the books.
So if you like to read—besides quilting—please enjoy my blog and book excerpts on my website. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available for your Kindle or Nook.
I have about a dozen quilts made by my great grandmother, (that we used all the time when I was a kid) so I’m into antique quilts and patterns. What kind of quilts and patterns do you like to work with?