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All Finished
A while ago, I said I was trying another way for getting a quilt finished. In that you make up the top into blocks. Then instead of sewing them all together to make one whole top, you cut the back and wadding into the same size as your block, quilt them and then sew it all together. Ok it is much easier to quilt this way, not having all that bulk trying too stuff it through your sewing machine.But it is allot more work sewing the quilted squares together. As now you have to do it one layer at a time.
Did turn out into a very nice looking quilt. Will I do it this way again? To be honest I don't know.



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andeincascade From: andeincascade Date: June 14th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's really pretty, Janet, considering there are no handsome men on it!!! *big grin*
justmej From: justmej Date: June 14th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
No men this time!! You ready for next week's meet up?? Wednesday right?
slipperieslope From: slipperieslope Date: June 14th, 2007 04:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is way beyond 'nice looking' and quite obviously GORGEOUS!!!

Is there a name for the method you used to quilt this time? Like lap quilting or something?
justmej From: justmej Date: June 14th, 2007 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I have two book's " Quilting on the Go " by Carolyn Forster or Quilt-As-You-Go by Sandra Millett, both are very good..
vamysteryfan From: vamysteryfan Date: June 14th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
It is a lovely quilt
justmej From: justmej Date: June 15th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Karen! Will we see you at Moonridge?
snailbones From: snailbones Date: June 14th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful - I really admire you for having the patience to do such fabulous quilts.
justmej From: justmej Date: June 15th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I can mess about with fabrics for hours till I get it right. But I have no patience with anything else...
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: June 14th, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lovely...not just the pattern but also the colour combination! :)
justmej From: justmej Date: June 15th, 2007 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can buy from most quilt shops over here, what they call
'Charm Packs' these are like 50 per cut - 41/2 inch squares for under £8 then all you have to do is work them into a quilt as I did.

http://www.quiltroom.co.uk/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_CHARM_PACKS__4____168.html
angelvette67 From: angelvette67 Date: June 15th, 2007 10:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've never seen quilt packs here, it's not such a common hobby for such a warm country. :) The prices quoted on that site are very good though, thanks for the links!! Years ago I used to do embroidery and cross-stitch as a hobby, and used to sew most of my clothes, but with time, ready made clothes got cheaper, and material got more expensive, so I don't do that any more. (I have less time on my hands as well.)
betagoddess From: betagoddess Date: June 15th, 2007 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)
That is just a lovely quilt! You do beautiful work. Congratulations. =>}
justmej From: justmej Date: June 15th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! I love these old fashioned looking quilts.
marizilda From: marizilda Date: June 15th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty, as everything what do you do.
justmej From: justmej Date: June 16th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you Mari
_suziq_ From: _suziq_ Date: June 15th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Just beautiful Janet...but then everything you make is, really.
justmej From: justmej Date: June 16th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hi Suzi, Thanks! See you guy's next week.
pattrose From: pattrose Date: June 25th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC) (Link)
That quilt is gorgeous. Golly sakes you do great work. I've never seen one I didn't love.

Hugs, Patt
justmej From: justmej Date: July 14th, 2007 01:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Patt..
peter_neverland From: peter_neverland Date: July 3rd, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Happy birthday! I won't bother saying the quilt is gorgeous, because you already know that. :) I hope your trip was a wonderous success.
justmej From: justmej Date: July 14th, 2007 01:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the birthday wish. Sorry this is late. Marilyn & I had a great trip back to Vancouver. I am still trying to get over the jetlag.
Was so good to see you both again.
Take Care.
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