Tuesday, March 20, 2012

All Done

Well here's the finished quilt. All in all I am happy with the way it turned out. I will however never attach photos to another quilt with this method. The edges keep fraying no matter how many times and ways I attach them. Perhaps after some time when the edges are good and frayed I can say that it was designed that way, now however I am just annoyed.

As I always do brought the quilt to work for show and tell before I dropped it off in the mail. One of my friends and co-workers said that although she liked the quilt, she thought the pictures took something away from it, it was prettier without the pictures. My answer, it's pretty hard to have a family quilt, without pictures of the family, isn't it?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Creative Grids Ruler - My new favorite tool

Here is a video of my newest tool. I just love tools and shortcuts that allow you to make complicated looking blocks that are easy and quick.

The ruler it looks like a regular ruler except that it has pyramids on top (actually 60 degree angles).

You cut a single or multiple strips that equal 4 1/2 inches, lay the ruler on top and cut the angles. The video shows this in more detail.

Ta dah! My completed blocks - once cut the blocks go together fast and because of the ruler they are really accurate. I am making a bed warmer, essentially a small quilt for the foot of the bed. Wider than a throw but not as wide. They are used to add a special touch to the bed, throwing across your feet or shoulders, etc.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

For Pam

My latest quilt is a present for my sister. She asked for it for Christmas but was willing to wait because she knew that it would take some time. I have finished the top and now just have to quilt it. Here are some "progress" pictures. I will post the completed quilt when it's done. It has family photos on the quilt, I didn't realize how popular the photo quilts would be. They are a pain to do but worth it - I get better at the process for each one I do.