Thursday, April 28, 2016

One of these things is finished...

This quilt, "One of These Things is not like the Others" is finished and ready to give away. It is washed and that helps too... much more cuddly. 


It is just not my colors and that print is not a favorite either. However, I'm so glad this fabric is used up, except for a few bits. I can't use the word 'hate' lightly, so will say that I really don't like this quilt and yet I know that someone will like it. 


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Christmas Nativity Quilt Pattern

THE BEST NEWS! As of April 8, 2016. I've managed to secure worldwide, exclusive copyright to use this design in a quilt pattern... so this pattern is for sale again. Please check my Etsy Page for details!  

This pattern is 36" wide, and can be enlarged. It uses batiks, fusible webbing, and raw-edge applique on a black background. The larger one shown was made in three panels. The smaller one is the actual size of the pattern. 

This quilt is not difficult but takes time and accuracy to place all those pieces. I've been told the big one is "jaw-dropping" but the little one looks great too. 

Prices and more information are on my Etsy site. You can order there using PayPal, which also supports most credit cards. Shipping is added. I'm also working on a digital version, which saves shipping but adds printing costs.
   


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

One of these things...

What do you do with fabric that is just not your thing? I decided to make a charity quilt with it in a pattern I'd wanted to try, realizing that someone would just love this old fashion tiny flowers in purple and pink.

I tried the layout two ways and decided to go with on-point. 



That meant I needed another block, so instead of making one like the rest of them, I did a simpler version.


The name of the quilt is: "One of These Things is not Like the Others." 


After the top was done, I still didn't like it, but after a few rows of quilting, it is starting to look better. As the book says, quilting does make the quilt.