How cool. The piped binding turned out to be pretty easy to do. I think it lends a sharp finish to the quilt. And I am thinking of a hundred other ways to use piping too.
Kay of outofthebasement did a nice review of quilting magazines called What Should Quilters Read? I mostly agree with what she said but I wanted to add some comments on my favorite magazine; Quilting International.
Quilting International was a magazine that used to be published back in the early ’90s. Does anyone else remember it? The fine print says that it is an All American Crafts Publication. A search of All American Crafts Publications website did not turn up any mention of Quilting International. So I assume it is no longer being published. I know I have not seen it lately. Nor have I seen any other magazine that I enjoy as much.
Have a great weekend! 🙂
I played around with making a piped binding today. It went a lot smoother than I thought it would. I had never made piping before, let alone trying to add it to a binding. I used the suggestions from a book by Debra Wagner called Traditional Quilts, Today’s Techniques. I only made a straight sample piece today. Over the next few days I will be attempting the corners around a whole quilt. 🙂
I felt badly that the kid’s quilt only won one ribbon when there were 6 of them that worked so hard on it. So I got some ribbon and some pins from the show and made each a little ribbon. They were super easy to make and I’m hoping will have a certain WOW factor for the kids.
The New Braunfels Area Quilt Guild had a very nice show this last weekend. Quiltfest 2006 ran for 3 days and included over 100 quilts. It was very busy and included visitors from every walk of life. That is one thing that is so cool about quilts- they touch everyone’s life! I enjoyed walking through the show and talking to so many people about all of the wonderful quilts. I decided that they all deserved a ribbon!
A Look Through Time, the quilt I helped some students make took 3rd place in the group wall hanging catagory- Woo-hoo!!
And Dresden Plate won a second place ribbon in the mixed techique wall hanging catagory- double Woo-hoo!!
This group of industrious kids made this quilt while studying Medieval History. Each one painted a block. They then assembled the blocks and sashing by machine and quilted it on my longarm quilting machine.
We are back from our vacation to Indiana. We had a great time and enjoyed seeing family. We spent…
an evening at a local family festival…
But now it is time to get back to our usual routines. The kids and I will be starting school again today and I need to get ready for my guild’s quilt show later this week…