Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
For this, I use the EQ software to print out the block outline on paper-piecing paper. Then, I add pencil lines to the diamond shapes to make a piece-able sub-block. And number the pieces too to keep me on track. Sorry, forgot to take a pic of this step. I'll try to remember this when I do J-1.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Here are my finished blocks for the two quilts I am making. The points don't exactly meet but they are close enough for me!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
What? You don't know Norma Shearer? No, I wasn't around for her movies either, but read her IMDb entry. The photo above is of a homemade scrapbook, put together lovingly by someone in the 1930's, with her favorite female movie stars. I purchased this from an ebay seller in Ohio. Images are cut from magazine, not newspapers. Hollywood doesn't do glamour like this anymore. Enjoy.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
"This group is dedicated to the project of building a quilt to present to Mr. & Mrs. Obama to commemorate the election and inauguration of our country's first African-American president. Our quilt is inspired by the famous "Dear Jane" quilt, but it is not going to be a DJ replica. We are sticking with the 4.5" finished block size, but what each block looks like depends entirely on its creator. We are using a specific background fabric and civil war reproduction fabric. "
Our first deadline of the first set of blocks is coming up quickly, therefore I hopped to it this weekend.
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Thursday, July 2, 2009
Back to my favorite thrift store, but there is not much except this, made of non-traditional fabric, including polyester blends and a little double knit. [When will quilts with double knit fabrics become collectible? Now there’s a question.] Constructed in the strippy style, there is no filler and the back is pieced from different pieces of cotton flannel fabric. I know the piece in the center is from an old flannel sheet, because I can see where the top edging has been undone to add a few more inches of fabric. This was made by a thrifty person. Tied with poly yarn at regular intervals, and the edges are machine-sewn. Made in the 70’s or 80’s perhaps?
I purchased this as throw to keep in the hall closet near the living room. I have stocked that closet with Polartec –style blankets that are so soft and cuddly, but 3 in a row have ended up on my son’s bed. I guess because they are soft and cuddly. I think this will stay in the closet, to be used when I am taking a quick nap on the couch. I like it. It is plain but not ugly, clean and in good shape.
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Note added later: This is ONE quilt - the front and the back are shown. Yes the flannel is cozy!