Thursday, May 29, 2014

Squaring up and trimming your landscape quilt

First cut

 Now that my quilt is dry and flat, it is time to trim it. This blog entry will show you how to square up your quilt and cut off the edges.  We want nice 90 degree corners and equal dimensions from side to side and top to bottom of your quilt top. 

Friday, May 23, 2014

Blocking your Quilt

Blocked and drying

I finished the quilting and will show you how to block strip pieced quilts in this blog entry.  Usually I soak my quilts in the washer and spin out the excess water before I block it, however I didn't want to do this because of the bright and dark colored fabrics and BLEEDING. Yuck.  Even when working with quality red fabric prints I've had them bleed after washing! I was taking no chances with this one. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

Dealing with the blues and discouragement...

 A week or so ago I received the comments from the judges at the Mancuso quilt show in Denver.  Fairy Godmother's comments from Shrek came to mind almost immediately... 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Making confetti patches

Yay me - I finally got some work done on the tree part of my sunset quilt!  I'll show you all the steps I took to make it in this blog entry. Then it is time for coffee! (I was awake at 3 am worrying about making this tree - ugh!) 


Friday, May 2, 2014

STAR WARS DAY - May the 4th (be with us) lol.

Star Wars Day is here.   This blog is what you get when you cross a procrastinator with a geek; an epic battle between good and evil and quilting competition.