I hope you have not given up on me as I have been away from the blog for a while. I assure you I have been busy working on new designs and playing with video's too.
The quilt I am working on currently uses beautiful fabrics designed by Minick and Simpson called Grand Traverse bay. The design was sparked by an antique quilt I saw using the 'T' block in indigo blue and white fabrics. I immediately thought of the beautiful Minick and Simpson fabrics I had purchased.
I did some research on the 'T' block and found a big T block I loved, arranging them in a straight set for the center of the quilt. The antique quilt did not have a border and only had 'T' blocks, but I thought my quilt would look better with an applique border.
I started cutting all the triangles, and arranging the fabrics in various combinations of colour.
Piecing the blocks together was fun, not a hard block to make.
Arranging the blocks, all the fabrics looked great together.
Now on to the applique border.
Making the flowers and stitching the layers before appliqueing them to the border using Aurifil 80 weight thread and stitching invisibly by machine.
The final design of the finished quilt. The pattern is coming soon .......
If you can think of a name for my quilt, that would be great ! I am always stumped when it comes to naming my quilts.
I have been playing with the video while making applique flowers. I thought you might to take a look at part one of how I turn the edges for the applique flowers.
I would love to know what you think, I am so new to video and to be honest it scares me a little.
P.S The pattern will be available soon for this quilt. Take a look at my other patterns available here at Pine Valley Quilts
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It's been such a long time since I posted, I am going to start today off with a post about the Zig-Zag border I am making for my Roses quilt.
There are many ways to make a Zig-Zag border, I have chosen to use half square triangles.
Here's how it works.
I cut 2 1/2 inch strips from a dark print and a light print then matched the light and dark print fabrics with right sides facing. I used a half square triangle ruler to cut out the pieces. Taking them to the sewing machine and sewing them together with a 1/4 inch seam. I like this method, it's fast and requires very little trimming.