Sunday, November 16, 2008

Leftovers

I gave a spiffy new look to my blog, and I love it! I hope you do too! Mary did the same to hers and I have been meaning to look into it and finally found the time today. I got a little help from my daughter when I couldn't figure a small detail out. I refer to her as my Information Technology expert, thanks, Natalie!

I spent a good part yesterday searching the local booksellers for this magazine. Another quilter on quilting twin was looking for it and I decided to volunteer my services. This particular issue is devoted to Born to Quilt shop in France. I didn't find the magazine but have one more place to look on Monday. If you spot this issue, please let me know.

I did find this magazine. That quilt by Kaffe Fasset is so splendid and there are multiple projects inside that I found appealing as well. I hate that when only one project in the magazine is worth making.

I had quite a bit of leftovers from my baby bento box quilt I recently made for the DQS5. Some fabric from the quilt and others I had auditioned but discarded.

I got busy yesterday and started sewing after I had first re-sized the pieces all to 1.75 inches. Ever since I read about Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr pressing the seam allowances open on the quilts they make, I had to try it. I haven't decided if I like it yet. Quilts lie flatter, and supposedly wear better, but I wonder if the seam is somehow weakened? Time will tell.

Here's what I ended up with. Haven't decided how to quilt it yet. It measures about 20 by 25 inches.

One more doll quilt and I think I might just finish those scraps up! Stay tuned.

2 comments:

Natalie said...

OMG I love it too!

Quilt Hollow said...

pretty little quilt....I like it alot