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Saturday, June 07, 2014

Quilting-the process


The Process

Taz quilt

I was going to show you the finished top 
for the White Camo quilt, but I have changed my mine
it is a woman prerogative or so they say.
Instead I'd like to bring you up to speed on the Taz quilt.
I thought a process post was in order.  

My fabric choices for this quilt
The brown has been changed to black, 
the star fabric is for the backing.
The red/pink is for an accent on the binding, 
blocks will be black, white, blue and Taz.
There are a lot of pieces to the block, which is 8 inches finished, 
and there will be 100 of them.
The main block (which you will see in a minute) is 6 inches,
to which we add flying geese.
The white square is 2.5 inches, there are 400
The black square is 2 7/8 inches, also 400
which are then cut into triangles, half square triangles (HST) in quiltease.
Each of the white squares will receive two half square triangles.

First HST being put on,  times 400

Now adding the second HST,  again times 400
By adding the HST we create the unit next to the Taz square,
 each block will get 4 of these units,
one on each side.
 You can see two that are centered and pinned in place on the upper block.

The group I am working on today, along with the remaining blocks
to be done, folded and pressed to make centering lines.

Summery, upper left..flying geese to be constructed and center blocks
center right......finished blocks
bottom......blocks ready to receive first set of flying geese.

I was considering how many times these blocks and their components are handled
by the time they become blocks that are ready to be put into rows and thus a quilt top.
Pretty amazing really,
15 times
@ 100 blocks, that is alot of handling.

Here are the embroidery designs for this quilt.

Ok, back to work, hope you enjoyed seeing some of the process.
One never realizes the steps involved in creating things, I am always amazed,
so figure you might enjoy seeing "how its made"

God Bless

Friday, June 06, 2014



White Camo

Oh my goodness, I did not realize so much time had passed 
since my last post...it's June already???
We have been so busy and I have been helping DH with
some of his work.  
We just got back from a trip of 7 days and the yard looked
like a jungle so I spent the last 2 1/2 days making my way through 
the weeds and grass, about 2 more days to go but I am
sewing and blogging this afternoon, the weeds will still be there tomorrow.

I was able to get alot done on our trip, since I spent several days in the trailer
while others were out working the track/race.  Thank goodness for the 
person who invented generators.  I got the White Camo quilt top done all except the last

Let me recap a little, with a couple pictures of some of the 
The blocks are 12 inches, with a border of 1 inch in the brown.
There are other designs, which I will show you next.

As I mentioned I spent several days in our trailer sewing, that was my
work while others were out working the race.
Here you can see my sewing area (working on the Taz quilt blocks here)
and outside my window some of the winners checking into their check point.
Who knew I would have a front row seat. 
Working in the trailer was perfect and I got alot done.
There are 30 blocks in this quilt and they are put together with the green sashing.
I really like the green and brown combo.
The sashings are 1 inch wide.

Some detail shots.....sorry these are not great, my camera is
not the best, though I thought it would be when I bought it, wondering
if a phone might do a better job, I have seen some great 
pictures taken with phones.  

 This picture (below) is pretty cool.  There is a company (online) that 
will make you fabric, it is called Spoonflower.  This is a picture 
Terry sent me that he wants included in these quilts and I sent
it off and had this printed onto beautiful cotton fabric.  
So what do you think?  Cool?
I love it and ordered up some yardage, it would be fun to
create my own designs....something for my bucket list.

 Ok, better get sewing...working the Taz quilt, will 
post about it in a day or two.

May God Bless and Keep you.