Sunday, March 12, 2017

Simple Shapes

You can make so many nice quilts ...


... using the simple shapes of squares and triangles.



I used this mini quilt (12" x14") as an example in the Binding Class I taught yesterday at Ewe Knit.


Students really enjoyed the class!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Winter Quilt Finished...or not

I did finish my Winter Quilt last week but...



I hadn't finished assembling it and decided to add the binding strip on the part that was already quilted (bad idea!) (In my defence, I was going to visit a friend and wanted to bring some hand sewing for our visit!)



Later, I wanted to show it to a friend and so I rushed the rest of the assembly.

The entire thing started to go wonky and I hadn't noticed!

When I finished the quilt I couldn't believe how UN-square it was!! (how embarrassing ...with my experience!!)



I am going to remove the binding and square up the quilt and then reattach the binding and resew it by hand. I will never be able to use it knowing it isn't square!!!


Rushing is never a good thing.


NOTE: I undid the binding and marked the quilt edges to be equidistance from the horizontal centre seam line and just before I got the rotary cutter out I realized that if I trim the edges, the vertical seams of the panels will not be 90 Degrees with the edge. Oh brother!! I know that will bother me even more and will be more visible to my eye so I have decided to leave the quilt as is (I need to resew the binding on!!).

The good thing is I learned a trick for when I teach this class. I should start assembling it from the centre outward. Then turn the thing upside down and work the second side upside down from the centre outward.