Saturday, August 25, 2007
Bought too many fat quarters
It took me a bit when I first started quilting to realize that a lot of quilt patterns actually require fabric much larger than fat quarters. Fortunately I was given the book "Phenomenal fat quarter quilts" and this is one of the quilts I made from it. It is perfect for a newer quilter like me that needs some general guidelines (like amount of fat quarters needed) but still wants the chance to be as creative as possible.
Since I have began quilting a couple of years ago I was adament that I wasn't going to applique. In my opinion, my knitting was for my handwork...quilting was for the machine. But occasionally a pattern would really call to me so I broke down and attended a beginning applique class at Quiltworks Northwest. The class was Nancy Lee Chong: Needleturn Applique and it was pretty much opinion altering for me. I plan on starting an applique pattern very soon. Sadly she is leaving the area and heading for Oregon because it was a great class.
Posted by thequiltingdoberman at 4:07 PM