• It's Silver, Not Gray

    My co-worker and her husband are expecting their first baby in the next few weeks. The nursery is yellow and gray, with painted chevrons on the walls. I managed to knit a sweater and hat in the proper colors, but drew a complete blank for a quilt. It was the gray that stumped me. Gray? For a baby? Being reasonably intelligent, and able to swallow my
    Posted to LindaE's Blog (Weblog) by LindaE on Thu, Oct 17 2013
  • Re: Double Wedding Ring started

    I have made two kings, and several wall hanging sized DWR using rotary cut templates, and Flynn's method to assemble the rings. I am not a particularly accurate piecer, no matter how much I think I am at the time. It isn't as much a stickler a pattern as you imagine. I never had any trouble with mine, and the wee bit of looseness I had in a
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by LindaE on Thu, Oct 17 2013
  • Re: Quilter's Mental Block

    I was at a quilt show last week. One of the vendors said that gray is very popular, but the fabric companies are just now getting gray fabric out on the market. More grays are coming. i am doing a log cabin, instreak of lightening setting. I couldn't figure out how to accentuate the chevron in rail fence. Half the blocks are most of the way done
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by LindaE on Thu, Sep 19 2013
  • Re: Quilter's Mental Block

    Looking at it as "silver" helps a lot. I googled gray and yellow quilts, and came up with lots of ideas, some that lend themselves well to children. And I went and joined Pinterest, which also had ideas. I guess I was picturing gray looking muddy, and not cheerful. If I use the wrong fabric, it could look that way, but if I choose wisely,
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by LindaE on Thu, Sep 12 2013
  • Quilter's Mental Block

    I am having a severe mental block. A co-worker is having a baby, and I knitted a sweater and hat for her. I intended to knit a blanket, but did not like it, so I quit and ripped out what I did. I am tired of knitting, and want to quilt. This morning, I decided I am making a baby quilt for her, and will probably knot it since her shower is Oct. 6. The
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by LindaE on Thu, Sep 12 2013
  • Re: Thread choice

    I don't remember what it was. It was on a white styrofoam looking spool, and the label may have fallen off, because I don't remember reading it. I would have, because I would like to have known what it was so I never bought any of it for myself. It did look nice on the quilt, but the shredding was awful. I was worried that it would wear badly
    Posted to Hand-Quilting Club (Forum) by LindaE on Mon, Apr 23 2012
  • Re: How Do You Hand Piece?

    I'm in the same camp. I used to use the ladder stitch for applique, but then I had a class with Anita Shakelford.* She uses more of a blind hem stitch. I tried it, and it lays nicer the way I sew. It's good to have more than one tool in the box. *I can't remember how to spell her name, I hope I got it right.
    Posted to Hand-Quilting Club (Forum) by LindaE on Fri, Apr 20 2012
  • Re: Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting

    I have donated two king size Double Wedding Ring tops which were quilted in a 'bee" and sold at charity auction. One has been auctioned, the other will go in August. It's in the frame now. My quilts at home are all mine--start to finish, whether it takes 21 years, like my first started quilt, or under a year for some of my later ones. Both
    Posted to Hand-Quilting Club (Forum) by LindaE on Fri, Apr 20 2012
  • Re: Thread choice

    The group that I quilt with has tried some interesting varigated thread that wasn't specifically hand quilting thread. Some of them were maddening--it knotted onto itself badly, and the knot was impossible to remove. The worst of it was the shredding at the needle's eye in particular, and the length of thread in general. We had to use shorter
    Posted to Hand-Quilting Club (Forum) by LindaE on Fri, Apr 20 2012
  • Double Wedding Ring quilt progress

    I've been working on the Double Wedding Ring for about a month. I have about half of the melons made, and got a few units put together. Finding blue batik fabric proved more difficult than I had thought. I got some at two local shops, but then thought I'd like more variety of blues. At the NQA convention, I bought just about every blue batik
    Posted to LindaE's Blog (Weblog) by LindaE on Mon, Jul 25 2011
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