Xmas and New Year has come and gone in a whirlwind. It's been a wonderful time spent with family and friends. I have been fortunate to have both my sons home visiting over the last month, so time spent sewing, blogging and posting on social media has been limited. I have been trying to soak up and enjoy having them around before they head off on their next adventure, which means they will be leaving NZ again. Time spent with them is always precious.
I do have some exciting news on the quilting side of things, I have a new quilt pattern in the next Quilt Mania issue #123. The Quilt is Tavern Reds, it has a mix of applique and piecing. With four repeat applique blocks, I used the wash-away stabilizer applique method for these applique blocks. You can find my tutorial on this method here its under the tutorial tab on the Sharon Keightley Quilts website.
I love the quilt on the cover ! I hope you have your copy.
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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.