Good morning, Quilters! We have many, many new quilters that have joined us from Facebook and The Quilting Board! Welcome to you all! We are so glad you’ve joined us, and we plan to put you to work right away. Today is Open Line Friday. Every Friday, we all ask and answer questions about anything and everything. (I’ve even gotten some excellent advice on mascaras!) So ask away. We also want YOUR input on the questions…Today, I would like everyone’s opinion on pressing… Continue reading
Every year on our quilt retreat, a small group of us make a “mini-quilt” in addition to the Big Project being taught at the retreat. This year, our theme was pumpkins. It started with some strips of orange fabric and a Halloween cat fabric for backing.
We all just free-formed our quilts, using the log cabin (my favorite) as the basic pattern.
After I finished my pumpkins, I auditioned them on several backgrounds…
My sister assembled her pumpkins in a strip…
I went with a dark background and an informal two-by-two arrangement.
And guess what??? I machine quilted the mini quilts for my two sisters and they stitched my binding!!! Woo-hoo!
I have more orange fabric…and there is still 29 more days until Halloween…I’m going to stitch a whole pumpkin patch! Won’t you join me?
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Good Morning, Quilters, Long Armers, and Doodlers! Today is Tuesday, and while I am not fully unpacked from my quilt retreat last weekend, we are ready for another quilt tutorial! Today’s pattern is The Oak Leaf-inspired by two white oak trees in front of my house that are over 100 years old! (May our quilts last as long!) I know this will be a perennial favorite of your quilt patterns! Continue reading