Friday, December 19, 2008

Well, we changed our minds on the design for the Thangles charity quilt. One of our guild members owns our local quilt shop (Quilts 'n Stuff). Despite a large selection of beautiful batiks, we just couldn't find a fabric for the on-point setting squares that worked.

Our new design uses a traditional quilt set and sashing. With the extra blocks that I constructed from scraps, sashing and wide borders, the quilt will be large enough.


MyWebQuilter.com came in handy! I used the computer at the quilt shop to quickly construct the new design. We could all see the design, make changes until we were happy and then print the picture and pattern - right at the store!

The MyWebQuilter.com quilt pattern gave us all the fabric requirements for the sashing, borders, backing and binding.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Every year my quilt guild donates a raffle quilt to the church where we meet. This year we are using MyWebQuilter to design the quilt!

One of our guild members had many Thangles blocks that she made years ago and never used. She donated these blocks to our guild. This is the second quilt that we will make with the blocks. We raised over $700 for charity on the first quilt we made with these blocks.

Here is the picture from MyWebQuilter of the quilt we will be creating.

We only had 17 Thangles blocks remaining, so I made three additional blocks this weekend to create the center part of the quilt. I am in the process of creating the 4 additional Thangles blocks for the border corner blocks. I did not have any of the special Thangles papers to make the half square triangles. I just cut squares, sewed the diagonal and trimmed them. Here is more information on Thangles.

This is a fun project. I plan to purchase the fabric for the borders and setting blocks this week. Sewing will start at our January meeting.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Welcome to the MyWebQuilter Blog!

MyWebQuilter is quilting software that I am building for designing quilts using the web. It is easy to use, fun and free. You can check it out at www.MyWebQuilter.com