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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quilting History, Day Two

OK, so now I was cooking with gas, as they say.  But, I'm really not all that adventurous, so I decided to take another class.  I'd mastered the rectangle and square-type quilt, so I moved on to triangles.  The class I took was taught by Joanne Middleton  Joanne is a friendly, funny teacher, and explained things very clearly and thoroughly.   I haven't bought any of her DVD's, but I've heard good things about them.  If they are like her classes, they would be great.

This is the quilt.

I was really pleased with the jewel tones.  I struggled with the quilting - as you can see, it was simple diagonal lines.  But the back really puckered as I did it, and I ripped out a few lines before I came up with the idea of starting each line in the middle and moving out to the edges.  I don't think I was using a walking foot yet, and that was probably the problem.  The back was likely moving faster than the top.


Dolores said...

I'm glad you persevered with the quilting. It's a lovely quilt.

Colleen said...

Thanks Dolores. I'm so excited - I have a comment on my blog!