Thursday, March 31, 2011

Apple Crisp Quilt Done!

Apple Crisp Quilt Done!
Apple Crisp Quilt Done!, a photo by theercs on Flickr.
I can hardly believe this is done! The pattern was named Apple Crisp - it hasn't told me what it's real name is going to be yet. I started this at a quilt retreat in September 2002. Wow.

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I don't know what possessed me to to a ton of quilting on this, but I guess I was inspired by Leah Day's quilting designs. I picked several that had a "center" type design, practiced a little and just went for it! No marking on most. It was actually fun after a while, and turned out pretty well. The border I just kind of winged. The fear factor definitely had so much to do with my ability to quilt!

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The back was the usual "use it up" method - extra blocks, and two panels that came with the fat quarter stack.

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So glad to have this one done. The quilting took me 4 days, and I wasn't sure I was going to make it! Judy's UFO Challenge is working. Yeah!

Betsy

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quilting in Action

Quilting in Action by theercs
Quilting in Action a photo by theercs on Flickr.
One of the great up-sides of spray basting (my new favoritest way of basting a quilt) is that there aren't any pins to remove as you go, which always get in my way, and often get sewed over. I learned this cool method from Patsy Thompson's website... it's been a life saver, and a back saver!

It's Beginner Video 2. Maybe this will help you too! Betsy