Archive for April, 2009

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Add Dimension to your Quilt with Shirring; A Pineapple

April 28, 2009

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While playing around with shirring and trying to figure out a way I could incorporate the technique into a quilt I was also looking at my next block for my Dressed for Dinner quilt. I realized that the pineapple in that next block could use some dimension.

I had a photo of a pineapple that I kept in front of me as inspiration and I had the layout sketch from the instruction packet for the Dressed for Dinner kit.

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IMG_4331So I cut a block of fabric 1 1/2 times larger than the layout size for slight fullness. I sketched lines in a diamond pattern on the fabric.

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I gathered the fabric first one direction and then the other direction. I stabilized the gathering by stitching it to an interfacing and then I turned the edges.

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And it is ready to appliqué to my block. I am anxious to see how it looks with all of the other images in the block. There are a few pieces that must overlay over the pineapple. It will be interesting to see how that works.

Have you thought of any ways to use shirring in a quilt? Please tell us about it in the comment section if you have!

Related Posts:

Add Dimension to Your Quilt With Shirring; the Basics

Add Dimension to Your Quilt With Shirring; Stabilizing

Add Dimension to Your Quilt with Shirring; An Example

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Quilt Inspiration; African Violets

April 27, 2009

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I pulled this design out of my sketch book. It was inspired by the African Violets that grow on my window sill. The layout was designed in Electric Quilt.

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Add Dimension to Your Quilt with Shirring; An Example

April 25, 2009

Gabriela at Gabi with an Eye sent to me these photos of a quilt she made for her daughter. As you can see, she inserted shirring as one of the borders.

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In this next photo you can see she also edged the shirring with a length of lace. How pretty and dainty for a little girl! P1010101

This is a very special quilt! Thanks for sharing Gabi!!

Related Posts:

Add Dimension to Your Quilt With Shirring; the Basics

Add Dimension to Your Quilt With Shirring; Stabilizing

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Quilts for Soldiers

April 23, 2009

This is a lovely Lone Star top that Wednesday Quilter put together. She donated it to Quilt Studio to be finished for a soldier.

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Now it goes on to Debra for binding!

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Earth Day

April 22, 2009

Have a great Earth Day and appreciate our home!

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Dressed for Dinner; Pie Redo

April 21, 2009

Every time I looked at Dressed for Dinner hanging on the design wall I stressed over the apple pie. I wasn’t happy with the colors and the craftsmanship. But I kept telling myself to, “Let it go. If you go back and redo everything you’ll never get the quilt done!”

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Well last week I couldn’t take it any more. I broke down and redid the apple pie. 

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Oh, yum! Much better!!

How often do you let yourself go back and redo part of a quilt?

Related Posts:

Dressed for Dinner

Dressed for Dinner

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday

Dressed for Dinner

Dressed for Dinner Update

Cherry Pie

Mr. Turkey

Dressed for Dinner

Dressed for Dinner

Dressed for Dinner

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival

April 19, 2009

Amy has organized the first annual Blogger’s Quilt Festival. What a great idea. Thanks Amy!

I’d like to share Sue’s Lone Star as my entry into the show.

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It was made as a wedding gift for my SIL and was completed in 2007. Debra Spincic pieced the star for me and I added the borders and quilted it. IMG_2370

Sue’s Lone Star is 80” x 100”. It is constructed of commercial cotton fabrics, Quilter’s Dream Puff batting and cotton threads. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.

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