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Saturday, February 25, 2012
Pink or Green? Winner is...
As a side note, I machine quilted in 'pedal to the metal' fashion. No time spent in thought of 'how to quilt', just a simple grid, edge to edge. The diagonal lines followed the diagonal of the HSTs. Easy! When I finished it looked like popped corn in the center of each broken dish block! Why? Obviously I went too fast. I didn't pin as closely as I should have done. Getting it done fast was the intent.
Now, as you see it, it is as flat as can be. The very simple solution....spritz both sides with water and press and steam with the iron. All the 'poof' disappeared. If you should experience this 'poofing', please give this simple trick a try.
~My best, Betsy
Posted by Betsy at 4:18 PM 3 comments:
Monday, February 13, 2012
Note to self
Note to self: need more red quilts.
I'm thinking today, the day before Valentine's Day how I wish I had more red quilts, of any size. They would be good for Christmas, 4th of July and of course Valentines. The Red and White exhibit has lots of us thinking. And wishing. I'm also wishing I had taken a picture of my mom's vintage valentines sent to her mother in the early 1900's. A bad cold has kept me away from her, and her collection.
I have lots of pink and brown. I need more red.
Winston asked for equal photo time.
Winston finished quilting.
I made this for my son, his baby quilt 25 years ago. One of those quilts he was never allowed to use, thankfully. What was I thinking, a white hand quilted quilt for a boy??? Regardless, he new it was his when he was little, and now that I rotate quilts on the cupboard door, he asks me where I put 'his' quilt when he notices its absence.I wanted tradition, even if it wasn't practical. In those days, machine quilting never occurred to me. I wanted to make something for him to have for his children, you know a valentine of sorts from his mom.
Funny thing, My daughter, is the one who loves red. Her baby quilts were blue.
Have a Happy Valentine's Day
Until next time....
Posted by Betsy at 11:54 AM 10 comments:
Monday, February 6, 2012
After a very unintentional blog break, I'm back and happy to say goodbye to January. Not that February has begun any better, but I'm confident this moth will prove to be better than than the last one! Let's just say husbands make horrible patients, especially when they have never been truly ill. Two hospital stays in January have more than tested his patience, and MINE. My health glitche in the first week of Februrary put me even farther behind. Who ever has time to be sick????
Back in December, I prepared an excercise for the club I lead, involving a striped fabric. Then I selected the colors to complement the stripe. Simple blocks followed. Here is one of the 3 quilt tops I have made, originally planned for the Christmas season, but now will be a February and into Spring quilt.
Broken Dishes blocks set together before border.
|Every helpful Molly.|
"No photos without me!"
Border options....which one do you like?
I see this little quilt as romantic in style, how about you?
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Posted by Betsy at 11:49 AM 8 comments:
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