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My Sister's Quilt

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My Sister's Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Bonnie Wilson on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 2 charm packs, about a half of a jelly rolll, and Batik fabric; 100% cotton batting, I used Moda Chrysalis by Sanae.

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What are you most proud of? The pieced border - it was fun to do! I didn't try to make it end up even by taking in a seam or two - I just trimmed it and it's not noticeable (to me).

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you're a beginner - alternate light and dark when laying out your charm squares - take a picture to see the effect and to see if too many colors are in one location; sew with a precise 1/4 inch seam; press to the dark. If you don't want to trim the last piece of your piano key border, measure how much more or less you need to take in or let out and adjust a few seams. The quilting is just simple diagonal lines made with a walking foot. I mark my lines with a hera, but you could probably just eyeball it since the blocks are so small.

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Ooh, lucky sister!

03/12/2012 Flag

What is a hera?? (You said you use it for marking your lines for quilting.)

04/18/2012 Flag

It's a plastic (or wooden) tool that makes a crease in the fabric. So you would use it like a pencil, with a ruler. It makes just enough of an impression so that you can sew a straight line without having to use quilting pens. I mark mine after making the quilt sandwich. http://www.ehow.com/video_4433316_use-hera.html

04/19/2012 Flag

Thanks for the link Bonnie! I think I need one of those tools!!!! :)

04/19/2012 Flag

Thanks for the tips on making the border. Well done and the colors are great together. I'm a beginner and all these examples are great to see and have personal comments from the quilters.

04/22/2012 Flag

I had to look up hera and I found this: http://www.linda-matthews.com/my-favorite-fabric-marking-tools-for-sewing-and-quilting/

09/07/2012 Flag

Sorry, I didn't see there was already a respose to that.

09/07/2012 Flag

Love your quilt. I've made many quilts but my eye is always drawn to squares such as yours. I want to make a quilt for my brother who was recently diagnosed with leukemia and I think I may make a spin off of yours with outdoorsy fabrics. Keep up the good work.

12/28/2013 Flag