Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I am a stickler about quilt borders. There is a "proper" way to attach borders and then there's the "I'm just gonna sew this piece to this piece and it'll be done" way. I bet by this point you can tell what my problem with this quilt is.... yep, its a border, well actually both borders on both sides. Now I'm not going to show you the quilt -- there is no pictoral wall of shame. But, I cannot say enough about properly attaching borders to enough people!!!!! It is one of my pet peeves. It is not that hard, and it does not take that much time, but it does ensure that your quilt will be square and lay flat! All you do is take 3 measurements -- 1 of each side, and 1 down the center. Take the average of these three numbers and cut your side border fabric this measurement. You then mark the center of your side, and the center of your border fabric. Line these marks up, pin the ends and ease the fabric between. Side borders done! Now, on to the top and bottom, take 3 measurements -- 1 of top, 1 of bottom, and 1 across the center! Do the same with marking the center of top, the center of border fabric, line up centers, pin ends, and ease the fabric between. EASY AS PIE, QUILT LIES FLAT! Using this method you can solve most piecing problems throughout your quilt; you can even square up a preprinted panel. Try it -- it takes a little bit longer but it is so worth it in the end! Thanks!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Hopefully his Mom is doing well and she will enjoy his quilt for years to come!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
This fabric has FL sunset written all over it. I bought it already knowing that it will be a border fabric for a quilt.... perhaps another "sunset" quilt. For those of you that don't know me, I am a photo junkie, especially sunsets.
This was from friday evening. Around the corner from the house. I must apologize again, did not have the good camera with me, only the phone. What a beautiful sunset peeking from behind that cloud!
Sunday was a wonderful breakfast and then we spent some time poking around the river looking for bait... another great Marchetti family afternoon!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Again, like always, let me know what you think!!!
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Here's a look at the blocks and some of the fabrics: