Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Quiltmaker News

I know, it's hard to believe that I'm writing another blog post. Two days in a row...

I've been working on another quilt for Quiltmaker the past few days and these aren't my normal techniques. The applique, I'm fine with. I actually love to do this kind of fusible applique with my Janome. I use the Blind Hem stitch and set the width to 3.5-4 and the length to almost .5

Makes a nice faux buttonhole stitch, as my machine doesn't have a real buttonhole stitch.

This technique is new to me although I've seen my friend Angie do it at retreats. It's turning out nicely although takes quite a bit of time.

More Quiltmaker news:
Have you picked up the latest Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks issue?

Page 8 features a quilt that I assembled and quilted. I made some of these blocks at the Old Tippecanoe Quilt Guild retreat at Camp Tecumseh in September this year. 

I didn't go to bed Saturday night after 1:00am, I think. I was bound and determined to get this quilt put together.

I came home from the retreat, loaded it on Mabel and quilted a meandering feather design on everything except the white border, which had feathers too. I applied the binding and it was on the Fedex truck Tuesday headed for Colorado.

Would you like a copy?  I have a few extra copies of this magazine, so leave a comment on this post and If I get more comments than I have copies, I will draw some names Thursday, December 4th and I'll send you one.


Quilting_Chris said...

I enjoy reading your blog. My Blue Heaven is on my list for someday and I am making progress on Grand Illusion. I would love a copy of the magazine.

Joanne said...

You are SEW productive and although I am usually a "stalker" instead of a commenter, I do read your blog regularly. You inspire me on a regular basis and I thank you for that. Your quilt is beautiful and you should be very proud!

Cherie in St Louis said...

Hi Judy.....I love seeing your blog on my reader with new posts :-)

Virginia said...

I enjoy reading your blog regularly. I also plan on making Bonnie Hunters 'Grand Illusion' but too much Christmas sewing to start now. I would love to win a copy of the magazine.