Open Line Friday–A Pressing Question

Using Starch, Sizing, Best Press in Quilting

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

Work In Progress–The Pumpkin Mini-Quilt

Pumpkin Log Cabin Quilit

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.

Pumpkin Log Cabin Quilit

We all just free-formed our quilts, using the log cabin (my favorite) as the basic pattern.

Pumpkin Log Cabin Quilit

After I finished my pumpkins, I auditioned them on several backgrounds…

Pumpkin Log Cabin Quilit

Pumpkin Log Cabin Quilit

My sister assembled her pumpkins in a strip…

Pumpkin Log Cabin Quilit

I went with a dark background and an informal two-by-two arrangement.

Pumpkin Log Cabin Quilit

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?

Lori

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