Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lessons and Learning and Doing.....

Hello, again.

It's been awhile..

Why haven't you written?

Let's keep in touch.....

6 days to a week has been a long time....

Life sometimes does that to you...Groceries have to be bought, and cooked (sometimes)....taxes have to be done (Yea~Done!)...Lessons learned, more on that later....

I have done this, however....


Pinned and ready to quilt....

I usually hand quilt my quilts mainly because I still have to get up the gumption to try the machine kind.  But I am ready to try this one, using my walking foot.  It will go a lot faster, even if I do set the machine at the lowest speed setting to do it.  Hopefully there will not be any ripping out in the future. (ongoing Lesson....)

As far as my B/B quilt? (or MAVERICK, as the magazine called it, will look up which magazine and let you know in a future post)..I am working on the borders as well.  Both of them have to be pieced, one because I just want to (directional fabric), and the other is made up of  B/B pieces in the quilt. 

Also, it was suggested that I miter the corners...which I have never done. So I have been scouring the quilting community for tutorials and have come up with a couple of good possibilities..(Lesson #2)

I plan to practice on a couple of charm blocks I have in mind...using them as centers for the mitered borders and later using the blocks in either a quilt, or a series of mug rugs, or some such as that.....

See you soon....


5 comments:

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Beautiful quilt top! Have fun quilting it :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You will do just fine. Just check the back after each row.

hueisei said...

Welcome back! Beautiful quilt!!
Enjoy your day!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I taught myself to miter borders on my 2nd large quilt. It is really pretty easy to do. Just don't cut until you've ironed and checked to make sure it's flat and correct. I also leave a 1/2" seam on the mitered corners instead of 1/4". just in case. It is easier to miter borders when there are more than one border that is being mitered at the same time. It is easier to line up the fabrics that way.

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