I just used 2.5 inch squares and then quilted straight random lines.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Other than actually adding the names and measurements, I did finish my growth chart today. I used Kona Ash on the binding and I like how it turned out with the rainbow. I also machine bound it which was a HUGE improvement from the last time. I think using 2.75inch binding was the key.
Kati taught photographing quilts tonight and it mostly just confirmed that I have no eye for photography, nor skills to go with it. There is always room for improvement, I guess. Yes, the sun spots totally white out the quilt. I may try again tomorrow with some of the tips I learned, but for now this is it.
And of course I made a new label out of some green ribbon I had, with the date I finished on the back. I used heat transfer material and I think that is what I will use on the front for the dates and names as well, I just can't see me embroidering the whole thing.
Tutorial found Here!
Tutorial found Here!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
So as to show I am not a total slacker, I am linking up over at freshly pieced.
here). I was cutting up a bunch of 2.5 rainbow squares, so I thought I would just add 1.5 inch squares to the mix as I only needed 12 of each color. I am really digging rainbow right now and since I wanted this for all 3 of the kiddos, I figured it was gender neutral. I just finished quilting, so hopefully I will have binding cut and at least partially sewed on before SLMQG tomorrow night.
Central Park-most of the HST are cut for the big squares. Now time to assemble the blocks.
Rainbow squares-After I got going, I was able to not repeat fabric for purples, blues or greens. Of course I need the fewest of those. So now I am debating doubling up on the Yellow (17 out of 62), Orange (23 out of 78) and Reds (21 out of 94) or trying to have all of them different prints as well. I just have so far to go! Is it cheating to use pink? I have a ton of that and technically it is light red. I am still debating.