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Quilts From The Beginning
Have you ever made a quilt to go off to college with a loved one? I bet many of you have. It's definitely on unique gift and a special reminder of home that can get many a college student through the homesick blues!
I had the pleasure of making ......read more
Here it is, Annette's Quilt is Done!
This photo cuts off the binding, but it's the same chestnut colored fabric as the 1st border.
Here's a closeup of the edge of the quilt showing the binding:
This is a closeup of the quilt center:
And a closeup ......read more
Do you get quilter's block? You know, the 'How do I quilt this?" syndrome? We all have those moments at one time or other; we've finished that beautiful quilt top that took so much time and creativity that when it's time to quilt it, we're either ......read more
Annette's Quilt With Borders
Did you ever plan to use a particular fabric in your quilt and then run out halfway through? Well, I had a small problem with that on this quilt. I used this lovely chestnut brown fabric in 8 blocks in the center of the quilt ......read more
I love to get to this stage! I have joined all the rows together and the entire quilt center is complete. All that's left is to add the borders.
Here's the quilt without borders-What do you think?
I'm very happy with it and can't wait to ......read more
This quilt is shaping up nicely. I'm happy with the color choices and how the blocks are turning out. Since the piecing has been moving along so well, I'm almost finished with all the blocks!
Here are a few more pictures of blocks in various stages:
Next I ......read more
I always get excited at the beginning of a new quilt; once I have my pattern ready and the fabrics selected, it's time to actually get started--cutting in to all those great fabrics, and firing up my sewing machine! There is something very satisfying and almost theraputic to the ......read more
After going back to the EQ6 drawing board, and some expanding, rotating blocks, and recoloring of parts of blocks, I have the finished quilt design. It's very satisfying to get to this point. Almost like you have already made the quilt, because...you have, only just on paper-I mean ......read more
I have been working with EQ6 for several years now and am still amazed sometimes at how easy it makes my life. If you haven't tried this program, let me tell you, not only can you start with tons of pre-drawn blocks from their library, but you can also ......read more
It's fabric time! One of my favorite parts of the whole quilt process is fabric selection. I love the colors, textures, patterns, everything about the fabric-and who doesn't?? For this quilt, my task has already been made somewhat easier because I had a focus fabric in mind from ......read more
Ok, the focus fabric is in front of me, and I am already pulling out others as possible candidates to coordinate with it, but before I can go too far I have to pick a pattern for the quilt. How do I go about doing that? Many of us have ......read more
So here I am, ready to get started on making this new quilt for my friend. I know the size (throw size) and basic color scheme (southwestern colors), so what's next? In order to start the quilt, you need to pick a quilt pattern and fabric and that's ......read more
Annette's Quilt- From the Beginning:
My close friend Annette recently asked me to make a quilt as a wedding gift for her neice who lives in Arizona. She wanted a throw-size quilt in southwestern colors, but left everything else regarding design up to me. With such open guidelines, my ...