Friday, September 28, 2012

family tree panel

 I finished quilting this family tree panel which I blogged about here.  The panel comes without the borders, but it is still available along with coordinating fabrics from The Fat Quarter Shop.

Still trying to figure out what to bind it in.  This green is darling.

Notice how the edges on this quilt are wavy?  This happens because the quilting on the inside of the quilt is tighter than on the outside.  I added echoing to the flowers in the border but the edges still wave.  

SOLUTION:  Definitely use bias binding.  I'm also going to go gather the edges ever so slightly before I put the binding on, to bring in that extra fabric.

Monday, September 10, 2012

purchase vs. purge

Today's purchases:
One would never guess that I'm in a "purging season" of life.

I finally found a new line of fabric that I like.  It's a little more feminine than the modern fabrics, but not a floral  . . .yeah!   It's "Farmer's Market" by Brannock and Patek for Moda, beautiful, isn't it?

 I'm going to make another "Miss Rosie" pattern, Ginger Belle (this link sends you to Amazon, open her book, and look on page 18).  Hopefully it won't be as hard as the last one of her patterns I made.  

For a baby play quilt w/ raggy binding.

cleaning up all the Reunion I come across. . .

I want to make this card trick quilt only using the Reunion line like this one:


I love this picture I took last week.  It's my nephew Calvin, waiting for his 5 siblings to come home from school.  Every time the door bell rings, he RUNS to the door.  It's his first year without a sibling at home during the day.