Thursday, April 17, 2014
OK, here it is, the full quilt! I have a full schedule in the next few days, so I thought I better post this now before bed.
Have a great Easter everyone, hope you get a chance to do some stitching and lots of chocolates, K
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Here is the last border, the bottom one, a few more flowers on this one.
Whilst we are on borders, most of my quilts have mitred corners. I have been told that many people don't like doing this, but, there is an easy way. In my instruction sheets in the pattern pack, I do a drawing of the finished measurement of the border, it looks something like this:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Yesterday, I posted the left border and now it has turned right to the top one, the elements here are different to yesterday's. Again choose the fabrics for the large leaves first, then balance the colours with the smaller motifs.
In yesterday's post, I was describing how I do my borders by taking a pic of the corner areas. Below is a photo of my border in process, it is showing the pieces in the top border, I must have started with the top one. I took the photo to remind me what fabrics I used in the corner area, so that when I get to do the left border, I wouldn't have to dig out the leaves out of the bag again.
The next photo showing the corner area of the bottom / left border.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Lay out the fabrics for the big leaves first on the design sheet with the background fabric under it, then choose fabrics for the smaller pieces.
I tend to cut the fabrics for the four borders at the same time. After you have ironed the freezer paper templates onto the fabrics, cut them out, then lay them back on the sheet and before you bag them away, take a photo of the area towards the corners. Now, take the next border, here, they would be the top and bottom ones. Using the previous photo you took, choose fabrics for the the borders and the corners. Try this method if you are not already doing it, it is easier than hunting for these corner area pieces in the zip lock bags. Be back tomorrow with the next border, if you have questions, I'd be happy to answer, cheers, K
Saturday, April 12, 2014
So, this is the boy and girl block, she is wearing a Lake Blossom skirt and he has Shirt Stripe fabric pants.
If you want to add dogs, cats and may be other figures in it, delete the inner leaves so you have more room. Or, this could be a wedding quilt, the figures can wear a more formal outfit like the original quilt in the 1800s. The leaves were fun to do, I used a lot of scraps. I kept the corner flowers in the same colour to unite the multiple fabrics. Be back tomorrow with one of the four borders, they are all different. K
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Our daughter had horses for over 12 years when she was little and during her teenage years, she rode everyday and during that time I got to know horses a lot. They are such funny creatures and beautiful too. K