Trip Around The World

Rita on July 14th, 2011

I didn’t entirely like this flimsy when I was given it to quilt.  My friend got a really good deal on it but it turned out to have a lot of tucks, it wasn’t square, and it was made of all kinds of fabrics, only some of which were all cotton.  And to top it [...]

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Rita on April 14th, 2011

Today went really well!  My last quilting class is tonight and I wanted to show it done before we disbanded. It’s a subtle effect but I took the same striped dark green fabric and made bias binding out of it so that you’d have the stripes on the diagonal.  I’m not entirely sure I like [...]

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Rita on April 13th, 2011

So….anyone else interested in joining the effort to bring quilts to Romania with Judi of GreenFairy Quilts?  Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is leading the charge.  That’s where you sign up.  Tomorrow is the last day, so don’t delay. My Trip Around the World quilt is still on the frame.  I don’t know [...]

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Rita on April 8th, 2011

It’s not been as good a week as I’d hoped.  I was hoping to get the Trip around the World flimsy quilted but time scattered this week.  On the other hand, that flimsy was in ‘strip slices’ last Friday, so not bad.  I brought it to class on Thursday and everyone liked it a lot. [...]

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Rita on April 3rd, 2011

Well, I’m sorry.  I said I’d take pictures but I got into such a ‘flow’ that I just went ahead and finished the flimsy.  Now, I’ll have to do more work with my trusty photo-editing software to mockup the intermediate steps.  I really wanted to show how easily this Trip around the World pattern goes [...]

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Rita on April 1st, 2011

It’s not been a bad week for getting stuff done.  Not the best, but not bad. I posted earlier in the week about a client quilt I finished. And I also reported that day about progress on the Trip around the World quilt.  There’s been a bit of progress there since.  The 11 strips that [...]

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Rita on March 30th, 2011

The “growing borders” quilt is done and it turned out really nice.  It doesn’t look like it had any problems at all, does it?  And there are no tucks.  There are just some spots where there’s more fabric between the stitching than there should be but it’s not bad.  When there’s fullness, the machine quilting [...]

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Rita on March 25th, 2011

I got the last two community quilts done and delivered to my quilting class last night! Yay!  It was quite a quilting frenzy to get it all done on time.  The first one is pretty bright and busy, more so than I like, but it grows on you.  Also, it has the most beautiful off [...]

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