Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
1. Create as many different quilts out of these coins as my little brain can think up.
3. If I remove any fabric from the "stacks", I have to use it all - or cut it into strips for the scrap bins.
I finished the second top out of RWB coins from the HeartStrings group. It was indeed a lot of borders. I ended up adding another full border of coins, but wonder if I should cut off half of the last ones on the two sides. That would reflect the skinnier navy strips I used. The quilt is still a little wider than I would like, although it fits the measurements given on the Quilt of Valor Foundation website.
I ended up using most of a second group of coins that had about the same colors in it. I removed the darkest blue from them (don't worry, it will be used later), so I wouldn't have the "missing tooth" effect from them. They brought in more bright blue, which was a good addition.
After reading your comments on the other postings, I went ahead and used the other 2 skinny parts of the panel in the outer border - the flag and the watermelon. If you zoom on the picture, you can see little red ants crawling on the top edge of the watermelon. It reminds me of 4th of July picnics.
Let me know if you see your coins in the top. If I had thought it out better, I would have labeled each set. Now I have to rely on you to let the group know if you see yours. This one will head toward Colorado when I have it quilted. I imagine Alycia will have enough tops to keep her busy without adding these to her stack. I'm not as skilled as a lot of long-armers, but I can make swirls come out well. I welcome any ideas of what to quilt in the navy borders.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I tried making a border from the cut off corners, a square on point, but it just died when I put it next to the center. I decided to use some of the other coin strips as the border, so this is how it looks now. I will put a small inner border in so I won't be trying to press under all those seams.
Well, I definitely need more practice on blogger so I can learn to wrap text around the pictures, and how to move the pictures on a page. The font also keeps reverting back to the default. If anyone has a tutorial on blogger and pictures, I certainly would appreciate a link.