Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Take a Peek Tuesday

Yesterday was design wall Monday, today we'll call it Take a peek Tuesday.  So here's a peek at what I'm trying to get finished and on the frame.  Had I not decided to miter the borders it would be on the frame.   Stepping out of the comfort of straight borders and into a very uncomfortable miter border.  So I dragged out every Quilt reference book, and search the net for tutorials, and still I'm afraid to make those corner stitches.  
 It'll be this evening before I can get to this, today I'm spending the day with momma.  Girls day out!  Maybe I should move this to the floor marking and pinning those corners.  I'm up for advice on these corners if you have any suggestions.
 Look at all the red!  It's slowly taking over the Blue sewing room.  Can't wait to get everything quilted up and switched to red, so I hung the barn quilt even though it will need to come down when I paint.
Today I'll be looking for a border fabric for this one.  It would be nice to get it quilted and in the spare bedroom before summer is over and I change to winter quilts in that room.
Until next time "Quilt out of your Comfort Zone!"
Lea



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4 comments:

  1. I don't do miter corners well either---in fact I avoid them. So, I'm no help! But, I love your quilt! and Red is one of my favorite colors!

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  2. I love the cherry quilt! You might be influencing me to have a red theme in my sewing room when I move! LOL

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  3. I just love, love, love what you create!

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  4. The cherry quilt is so darling, Lea! I've only done mitered corners twice and they both turned out just fine. I think the most important thing is to be consistent with your stopping point, 1/4 inch from the end of each seam, and to line up the two borders carefully. It's a little awkward handling the borders with a big quilt attached to them, but you are so good with your piecing that I am sure you will be able to do it. I like to have directions right in front of me so I know I'm doing things correctly. Good luck!

    Leslie

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