This coming month is stacking up to be really busy. Beginning on the 7th of November I will be teaching Beginning Quilting at our local quilt store. A total of four classes, on Mondays, with a final results of a sampler quilt with 30 blocks and two borders. Nice and easy blocks, like Rail Fence, Nine Patch, Square Dance and several varieties of Log Cabins. Depending on how the ladies do we may substitute Hour Glass and Friendship Star in place of some of the Log Cabins.I am finally getting these baskets completed. At the beginning of the week I had just these six done, with 30 more to go. I have found that if I increased the cutting direction by just 1/8th of an inch I get a better quarter inch on the 4 points areas when I sew these blocks to their other coordinating blocks. So this first set of 6 were a bit of nail bitting to get done.
Sunday, October 30, 2022
BASKETS, NEUTRALS, & A DOGS LIFE
As the week ended I managed to get all 36 done, I developed a bit of an assembly line process and it went well. I have decided on this layout rather than all four with the basket bottoms in the center. Lazy actually as then I do not have to match the seams when joining them. I guess I had enough fun with them.The neutral quilt came back from the quilter this week. I got what seemed like yards and yards of bias binding cut and sewn on and the handwork is done. I am really pleased with this quilt.
In particular the rounded corners are perfect. The original pattern has the bias vines continuously around the corners. I just did not like how they seemed to be so crowded so decided to wing it and stop it before the corners of the quilt. However, leaving the corners squared off just did not look right either, so I decided to round them off. I really like how that worked out.
Once again my quilter did a wonderful job. Tracey the owner and quilter at Blossom Quilting in Oakdale, California is a true artist.