Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The Editor of the Australian Patchwork and Quilting magazine saw the photo and it is being published in the mag next year - about March. I got an email from them last week reminding me of the deadline, and I had to get it quilted real FAST - like in 2 days, then another day to do the binding. It is just simple machine quilting, but makes little difference for the photos, as the design will take centre stage.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I will add it to the website to start in December, so please let me know if you would like to book a place. www.legendandlace.com
Monday, October 12, 2009
Cathy with the beautiful smile, and only new to quilting. Helen who is a very experience quilter but has not done applique before.
The group working dilligently
This is part of one of the blocks of the quilt
Monday, October 5, 2009
I finished the very last of the quilting on my Feathered World Without End last night. My hands are so sore and need a big rest. Today I washed it and my granddaughter, Skylar, came to "help Nanny" block the quilt.
I wash the quilt in mild detergent in the washing machine and lay it on the floor, with a sheet under it. I spread out the quilt and pull and pat it into shape, then pin all around the edges with straight pins. By doing this the quilt is flat and smooth and if there are in inconsistencies in the borders or piecing they disappear as the quilt dries. Leave it pinned as long as you can - a couple of days would do the trick. In colder months you could put a blow heather in the room and close the door. In the summer I leave the windows open to help with the drying.
By blocking quilts I have turned really wobbly quilts into very flat and square quilts. Try it - you will be surprised at the result.