Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Thank you to Victoria of http://www.bumblebeansinc.com/ for this photo.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Then she included a selvage that says "Quilt Museum" in honor of my new website: http://www.onlinequiltmuseum.com/, even though this fabric is really from the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. Next is Texas blue-bonnets, then Gretchen's signature "Quilt Diva" fabric. She says that little face looks just like her, but thankfully it doesn't. Finally, a selvage printed up-side down, from way back in the 1900's. So twentieth century, plain font, so serious.
Not only that, but Gretchen also made me a selvage book cover! She says it's the perfect bag for anything your heart desires. The lining was made from the same orange fabric that you see next to the pretty mother-of-pearl button. I love all the fabrics, so I took some close-ups so you can take good look too. I keep a Bible in this most of the time. It has batting in it and it feels so nice to hold. Am I blessed or what? Thank you so much, Gretchen!
Be sure to click on over to Gretchen's blog (see above). There's a list of things that you may not know about her, and they are pretty amazing.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
They are about the same price; the linen may be a little less. I'll be making the draperies myself. Easy enough for a quilter, right?
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
And she's almost finished with her second selvage quilt; I can't wait to see it. Yayy, Miriam!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
To make the "piano key" border, cut a pile of strips 1" x 4+" long. I cut them about 4 1/2" long as I'm making the quilt, and keep them in a pile for the border. Sew them in a long row. Press.
- When all your blocks are sewn together, make an inner border using 1" strips. I chose red because it is neither dark nor light, and I like it.
- Now attach your piano key strips to fit along the right and left sides of the quilt. Then attach piano key lengths to the top and bottom of your quilt top.
- Finally, add another 1" border.
The quilt shown in the first photo was machine quilted with parallel horizontal wavy lines. That is my "specialty." I just try to keep it simple so I don't ruin my quilt tops! I'm sure you'll blow me away with awesome quilting on your quilts. I can't wait to see them and put the photos in an up-coming Exhibit at http://www.onlinequiltmuseum.com/.
Please email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept 1. Thanks! (Include your name the way you want it listed, where you're from, and the name of your quilt.)
So, did you think this quilt was easy? Was it fun? Is it on your "To Make" list?
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
I love how she put all this together, the stripes, dots, selvages and light touches of navy that make this quilt dance! Bravo Victoria!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
This reminds me a little bit of Linda Robertus' quilt with the narrow red sashing, but they both have different styles too. Shirley posted about it on her blog: http://www.stitcherydo.blogspot.com/.
I love this one! Now I have to add it to the selvage quilt Exhibit at http://www.onlinequiltmuseum.com/ too (Page 9 of the exhibit photos).