I show you how to frame your finished quilt behind glass, even adding a border!
After several weeks, I finally got around to a little bit of sewing and I decided to try out a YouTube tute on an easy and quick method for a nine-patch block, which I had seen long, long ago! In fact, almost five years ago, I had adapted this method to test and write one […]
The number of ‘window panes’ in a traditional cathedral window quilt is not the same as the number of background squares. It is many, many more! So how do you know how many fabric squares to cut? Here is the Arithmetic!
I don’t remember if I blogged about this miniature quilt, which I began exactly a year ago, to the date! The nine 2.5″ blocks had been foundation paper pieced and joined, waiting for the border and the binding, all of which was cut out and waiting. I have been long wanting to experiment with a […]
Here are some more layout options for the 8-block Rainbow Dreamcatcher Round the Year Quilt! Layout 2.1 Layout 2.2 Layout 4 Layout 5 Layout 5.1 By now, I am thoroughly confused. The Consultant still votes for Layout 3! I think I will put away this quilt for the time being and come back to it after […]
What if you do not wish to do a mitered binding? I was working with scraps and did not have enough fabric to cut out a length of binding without too many joints. I decided to do a simple quilt binding instead – where you bind two opposite edges first, and then the other two. […]
Two more blocks of the Round the Year quilt done today, using the porthole method described by Sobana Sundar in a previous blogpost. The first was Card Trick, Block Three, which got done quickly. I used the points on the triangles on the edge as a guide to glue the background to the circle. The […]
A quick photo post to share the four Round the Year blocks completed. Clockwise, beginning from top right, these are Block Four – Sapphire Fire Block Two – Evening at the Pond Block Five – Venus at Dusk Block Thirteen – Feathered Star You want to make your own blocks? You can find the […]
Am I excited and relieved at the same time, or what, to present the sixteenth and final block of the Round the Year Quilt !?! This 24-spoke Mariner’s Compass is foundation paper pieced and is, like the other blocks of this Block of the Month quilt, drafted as a 15″ (finished) circle set in an 18″ (finished) square. […]