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In Craftsy's first-ever Block of the Month, Amy Gibson brings you 10 specific quilting techniques - appliqué, string quilting, paper piecing and more.
What materials did you use?
Mostly Kona solids.
When I have time, I take plenty of time in the design phase when I work on a stained glass project. I'm teaching classes through Groupon, which will expire soon. I will start putting needle to fabric when I've finished these Groupon classes, which I will probably take up again in warmer months. In the mean time, in my spare time when I'm not in my studio, I am really, really enjoying the design process and learning, learning so much through the classes.
I was browsing on Amazon and came across this book titled, "Stained Glass Quilts." I was surprised at how much this looks like the quilt I designed myself, block by block. Even the sashing between the blocks have the same contrasting square between them like mine. Interesting.
When I first took up sewing, I felt like it was so similar to stained glass work in the way one prepares a pattern, selects color, and pieces the project.
Go to this link to see the book cover. Weird resemblance, huh?
Or just go to amazon.com and type "Foundation Pieced Stained Glass Quilts" in the search box.
Of course, I purchased the book :) since it looks like I'll be paper piecing most of the quilt, anyway. The instructor in 2012 BOM class gives the BEST explanation I've seen yet. . . and I've been researching plenty. None of the other tutorials mention to pre-perforate before sewing on the paper, which makes a huge difference when removing the paper from the material.
quilting reminds me of working with stained glass...minus the lead ;-)
HI JudyJoy - OK, honest feedback :D - This looks like it will be one humongous quilt. I don't know anything about the software you used but I wonder if the extra width and length that come from adding sashing and borders is accounted for. You may want to double check the overall finished size. That said I think this will be one spectacular quilt! And I'm not an expert (still pretty much and newbie) :D
It is a king size to cover the top of my California King water bed. Thanks for your input. I'm on my iPad now, but when I sign onto my laptop, I'll double check JUST to be sure. I believe it's okay, though, because the way you build a quilt in EQ7, it accounts for all borders and sashing in the design. Off the top of my head, I recall it is something like 110" x 90".
What I mean to say is its your quilt - sew make what it what you want it to be!
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