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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Debbie C. on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 100% cotton quilting fabric with a muslin foundation

Debbie C. on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The bright colors I chose for the fabrics to complement the coffee fabrics were outside my comfort zone (especially orange). But the bright colors ended up giving it the "pop" it needed.

Debbie C. on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be brave when choosing fabrics for a quilt. Don't be afraid to step outside your comfort zone.

Debbie C. on craftsy.com

I love this also wish there was a pattern I could get a hold of this for me to make! Great Job!

06/04/2011 Flag

I'll try to explain how I did it. If you're adventurous, give it a go. I used the stitch & flip method...stitching strips right side down to a foundation of muslin. Start with first strip right side up, next strip right side down aligned to first strip along edge to be stitched. After stitching, flip 2nd strip to right side, press. Lay down 3rd strip (right side down), stitch, flip, press. And so on, until foundation is covered. Then trim block square. If you have ever done paper-piecing, this is just like it, only stitching onto a muslin foundation that doesn't have to be torn away. I made the blocks with five or six strips along the middle, and two long strips on opposite ends. Angles are random.

06/04/2011 Flag

I just love that coffee print on the border. Do you happen to have any left over that you might want to share with me?? That quilt really pops with those colors. reminds me of a crazy quilt which I have never done or wish to do. But it sure is pretty. I see you like to quilt and crochet both. Which do you like better??? I too do both and just started knitting. Knitting does not go as fast as crocheting but it is pretty also. You do a great job on both your quilting and crocheting. Let me know about that fabric please? I have a lot of fabric I need to get rid of but can't afford to sell it on Ebay. I have had it on Etsy, but not moving AT ALL. Got any ideas for me? Thanxs Bev B

06/26/2011 Flag

Hi Bev. I'll take a look for that fabric, I probably have something left and would be happy to share. Lately I've been crocheting more, because of charity work I've been doing and because I've needed to make a lot of gifts, and I can finish things more quickly crocheting than quilting. But I have so much fabric in my stash, I really need to get back to quilting so I can start using it up. If I were going to sell my fabric I'd do it on eBay. You can list 50 items free each month now (at least I can). Also, fabric squares are popular on eBay, so you might consider rotary cutting coordinating fabrics and making charm packs to sell. If you want to know more about how to see what's selling on eBay and for how much, let me know and I can tell you what little I know. You can email me at dcastle@mcsi.org.

06/26/2011 Flag