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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Here is the back of Micha's quilt showing some of the quilting and the sashing strip that I put on to hide the unwanted serging seam. The quilting is around one of the stars but it's a bit hard to see. I have to say that the seam looks better with the sashing strip than it does with a plain seam so maybe it wasn't such a big mistake after all.

The next picture is of some blocks I made last year from instructions in a quilting magazine. I couldn't decide on what kind of sashing to put between them to kind of pull it all together so I put them away. I am thinking of trying some black to see how that looks.

The last photo is a close up of one of the blocks.
It looks very confusing to do but it was actually quite easy and fun. Not that all the corners are perfect, but... Basically, you make a long piece of stripped fabric and then cut right triangles out of it. You put two together to make bigger triangles. You need four of them to make a square. You cut the points off the big triangles and put them on different ones. Then you sew them all together to make a square. Sound confusing? I got it from a quilting magazine I borrowed from the library so I have no idea which magazine. Maybe I'll come across it again and let you know which one.


Ali Honey said...

Thanks for the nice comments you sent Joyce. We have lots in common.I'll now visit your site from time to time to see what you are making. Best Wishes Alison.

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Sharon said...

mmmmm, black for those sashings would be way cool - and how about a strip pieced cornerstone to pull your strip block corners together?

Tonya R said...

I love how antique string quilty this looks. Marvelous.

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