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Sunday, August 29, 2010

scalloped binding

Pam asked in her comment how to do the scalloped binding. I cut my 3" strips on the bias, folded in half to create a double thickness. I clipped each scalloped high point 1/4" and mitered the binding. I sew my binding from back to front all on sewing machine with a 3/8" seam and topstitch the binding to the front edge of quilt. I also put a binding on the seam that connects the reverse sham to the top of quilt. I used the backing fabric for binding  and underside of the reverse side so the entire quilt is reversible.
Pam also asked for a closeup pic so I found one with the center (top of bed before it was quilted and the sides and sham were added.
For those who arent familiar with a reverse sham. the pillows lay on top of quilt and the sham folds over pillows from the back.. If needed I can take a pic of quilt off the bed so you can see the construction.
In this pic you can see the pillow case inside the second scallop, I had to adjust the pillow so it won't show. This quilt is from book Blended Traditions by Marsha McCloskey.
Happy Quilting, Colleen

Blended Medallion king quilt with reverse sham

I have finally finished the king size Blended Medallion quilt with scallops and scalloped reverse sham! It is so heavy,I machine quilted the sides and end drop and reverse sham before attaching to the center section. I always wash my quilts for a vintage puckered texture. This is so big I think I will have to have it washed at the cleaners or go to a laundromat, hmmm not sure what I will do.
Happy Quilting!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Reverse Sham for medallion quilt

Scallops are cut and ready for binding. Reverse sham is ready to machine quilt before adding it to the quilt, my plan is to have  scallops across the top edge  and on side of reverse sham the same large size as the drop.

Blended medallion king size quilt

I havent posted in a long time, I finally got time to work on my king size blended medallion quilt. The edges will have a large scallop. My original plan was to add a reverse sham to the top also with scalloped edge, but I am rethinking that now., Don't want to cover up too much of the square. Today I will play with that idea and see what happens. It fits the bed beautifully and I love it. The side and end drops were machine quilted separately then attached to top square. Top square is 82" and quite a challenge to machine quilt on my Bernina. The green toile is washed linen so it is a heavy quilt.
My beginner quilting class at church is going very well, we are making quilts to decorate the walls of the Early Head Start building . Ages birth thru 3. We began July 12 and have finished 6 quilt tops. With almost all beginners and my first time to teach I decided to precut and teach one block each week. Having a large class has been exciting because we have finished enough blocks to surround center panels each week. I will post pics soon. Lots of bright colors, hot air balloons with log cabin block borders, Alphabet panel surrounded by shoo fly blocks and lime green polka dot sashing, of course a Wizard of Oz yellow brick road quilt, a disappearing 9 patch, a circus panel with rail fence blocks and zebra sashing, and a tropical fish with 4 patch and double 4 patch blocks, some solid squares will have all the names of the quilters and the center bright yellow block with say First Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone Quilters and have a Christian fish symbol. We will be making a floor quilt with our orphan blocks and my leftover bug fabrics.
Also I have been on jury duty for 2 weeks, that has cut into my quilting time but that ends today. The weather in Oklahoma has gone from blistering heat to cool days, it won't last long but maybe no more days over 105!
Happy Quilting!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Has your quilt guild hosted a BAZAAR?

Please comment with information about organizing a BAZAAR, etc. Our guild Stitching Memories in Duncan, Oklahoma has a quilt show every other year. We are wanting to have a Bazaar in the alternate years, we haven't done this before. A few of our members have attended quilt Bazaar's before and are sharing that information. Please share with me what your Guild does to plan and prepare for such an event. I would like to have your info and ideas before Thursday August 12, our meeting date.
Thank you for helping us plan!