Well quilty pals I've learned a valuable lesson this week in assumption. I'll make this story short and to the point. A few years ago I learned a technique from a fellow quilter and assumed because she was much older than I she was wiser and had shared an old time quilters technique. WRONG! The technique was The Inner Scallop Border(or so I called it). Earlier this week I was contacted by the actual creator of this technique, Kari Carr from New Leaf Stitches. For starters I've never heard of Kari Carr, boy did I feel like a real doofus! The technique is in her book called
My tutorial for Kari's technique was promptly removed from my blog. Not only did I learn to ask questions about new techniques learned from other quilters, but I also learned that quilters really are the most understanding and kind people. Kari was totally understanding and only asked that I give her the credit where credit was due.
How could I not credit her for such a wonderful technique I've used several times over the years. It adds so much interest to a quilt. My favorite quilt using this technique is my Promenading Tulips. This quilt just wouldn't be the same without it, thanks Kari.
Of course I had to google "Just Around the Corner" to see other quilts made using this technique. Look at this! How adorable is that?! Putting the scallop inside the quilt. This is one of the quilts from the book. Adding the scallop to the inside of the quilt really opens up a whole new world of possibilities for using this technique. What other hidden treasures could be hiding in her book, it's a must have book!
I also didn't know Kari is the creator of the Clearly Perfect Angles. You can find them on her website here along with other great patterns and templates created by her.
Thanks again Kari for your understanding and a wonderful new technique.
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It