Friday, December 10, 2010

Vote for Me

I entered one of my tablerunner in a contest at the Quilting Gallery and would appreciate your vote.  It is called Christmas Star Runner.  So head on over and have a look at all the beautiful runners.


Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Star paper pieced block

This is a block I made for the local Quilter's Guild.  It is paper pieced and they will be put together into a charity quilt.  If you check out the other block I made for the guild I changed the placement of the quarters of the block.  It is a large block measuring 11 1/2 inches.

I used some fabric that I have had for a while now.  Some is Henry Glass and some is Moda Marbles. 

I also make my name tag to wear to the guild meetings.  I used some orphan blocks that I had.  It is reversible to the same block on the other side.

I was busy baking today also making chocolate chip cookies.   I made 11 dozen.  Some will go to my son and his family for Christmas, the rest will be eaten here by my local grandchildren (and my husband).

Monday, December 6, 2010

A Binding Tip

I saw this tip on the Internet but don't remember where I saw it.  If anyone knows, please let me know so that I can give the author proper acknowledgement for it.  It is a great tip. 

When binding a large quilt and you have many strips of binding sewn together one of the ways to keep track of it is to wind it up and put it under the foot of your sewing machine.  This really works.  I am applying the binding to my Halloween quilt which is 48 x 48 so I have 5 binding strips which can be unruly at times.  I took some photos to show you what I mean.  This tip would work even better for a queen size quilt.

I have a Babyloc Quilter's Choice which has an extension table with legs that I wrapped the binding around.  It worked really well.  I hope I remember to do this next time I am adding binding to a quilt.