Some people rescue animals. Not I. I rescue quilt tops. My latest Rescue Quilt is a pinwheel or flying geese type quilt. I have researched the pattern, but have not been able to identify it. It has alternating pink blocks and came to me completely disarranged. I expected an easy fix. By removing one long seam and adjusting the placement of the blocks, I was able to achieve the desired effect The problem is that many of the squares were not true squares. I adjusted many of the blocks and it looks really good. But it's not perfect. Still and all, the blue plaid borders and black print binding really show it off to great effect. It's a great example of how to rescue a vintage quilt top that has never been quilted or used. Now it is both beautiful and functional. .
Here is my latest creation. It's called Purple Passion because my client is passionate about purple. I created the purple roses from her wedding dress...Really!
The woodworkers guide to quilting carries on. I discovered the usefulness of tulle fabric. I draw the quilting design I want to use onto tulle, then pin the marked tulle onto the quilt top. Then I use a washable pen to draw over the design on the tulle, remove the tulle and then I can quilt over the marked lines. It works really well. Pete watched this process and declared that he could make a better tool to accomplish the task. He took thin strips of wood and made a frame, laid the tulle overtop the frame and added four more strips of wood to make a tulle sandwich. I now have a solid, permanent rose vine template to use on all manner of quilts. What a guy!
Quilter, Teacher...on the learning curve