Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I will adjust as I go on each petal to give it the 1/8th space.
Riana, I'm not sure if this will show up. I'm getting low on marker. But this is the new and improved.
Mary, " data entry" is so tedious( though l know you're thrilled to be back!)...l'm glad you'll get to relax with your quilt on days between. You must be SO close to being done!
Barbara, when l quilt units with converging seams, l go " almost" to center, but stop 1/8 " away as l go round the flower, star or whatever...saves needles and skips. If " pounding", please place a scrap of white fabric at center to keep hammer from " bruising" the fabric and destroying threads.
The library barcodes came and I am going in 4 days a week (when no one is there but me in my rubber gloves) to re-enter the 12 thousand plus items in the new program. Old and new would not speak. My first three 6 hr days I only got 120 things entered. I called the big library with a question and mentioned my lack of progress, they said I was going really fast. I may get faster, but came home early today with stomach pains. A nap helped some. Psychosomatic?
Still have 3 mornings to sneak in a little quilting though it is heating up again.
Gail, I never did either. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Barbara, I love the way you marked the hezies. Thats really a great pattern, I know what you mean about the centers, I never thought about a hammer. I have always joked that I iron some quilts into submission, never thought of beating them with a hammer.
I have a ladies tool box that has a clean hammer. Thanks for the info, Kris. I think I'll put something over it before I wack. That just might do the trick. Liz I'm not sure what pattern you are thinking of. Are you talking about the star quilt? I don't know where I got the pattern from, but maybe it was Missouri Star. My memory isn't what it use to be, Thank goodness! Ha! Ha!
I have a rubber mallet for flower pounding. Remember when that was in? Barbara, I looked at the Morning Glory site again. Where do you find the previous patterns?
Barbara - Marti Michell actually takes a hammer to those spots - and it works! If you grab hubby's working hammer, though, give it a good going over with soap and water before letting it near your quilt, lol!
Thank you, Barbara, Riana, Kris, and Linda. I knew that you would like the Pansy fabric, Linda. Now to get to work sandwiching my Baby Quilt.
The hexie fabric is a light pink with some metallic in it. I had something in mind like the yellow sample on the left for the stars. Nothing in mind for the boarders yet. I'll keep these samples in mind.
Liz, nice work on DIzzy Lizzy. The one problem that I have with the triangles is that all the fabric meets in the middle of the hexie and leaves a bump. I hope I can remedy that. I ironed everything to one side so maybe I should open the seems and lay them flat.
Riana thanks for the samples it's always good to have some fresh ideas. When I got up this morning I marked half the hexies.
Love the Dizzy Lizzy, Liz...and all the pansies in it!
Dizzy Lizzy turned out beautifully, Elizabeth. The tiny navy joining blends right in...if l didn't know you'd done separate quandrants, l'd have never suspected. Have fun with your baby quilt projects. They're my favourite quilts to make.
Thank you, Kris. I use lots of blues. I picked these fabrics to coordinate with the pansies.
Nice to see how you plan out your quilting, Riana. I used to make quilting stencils with mylar and a heat pen. Nowadays, I just jump in.
Oh Elizabeth - I love blues and yellows and rail fence blocks. That Dizzy Lizzy is gorgeous!
Barbara, after you feel comfortable , here are a few fmq ideas that don't involve rulers...
on right, see my piece of 12" x 24" clear mylar from building supply. I taped off edges to keep me from marking on quilt. Use dry erase marker to plan you stitch path.
At last, I finished the Dizzy Lizzy Quilt QAYG. It was like making...
Thanks to Riana and Mary who started this whole idea, I actually finished the red log cabin. If we didn't have the PHD challenge It would still be sitting on a shelf. Thanks ladies for all your kind comments. Yes, Riana I do have the midarm on a frame and yet the only thing I've done on it was practise. I don't know how I'd do on the stars. There is so much potential to quilting in those triangles/hexies. I'm still thinking on how to do it. I don't remember what pattern I used for it.
You all have been blessed with such large families and see them fairly regularly. Such a blessing!
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