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Showing posts from August, 2013

Quilting How-to Tips and Techniques

I am starting to add quilting how-to tips and techniques to .  These tips will help you follow block instructions and the patterns generated by the free quilt design software. There are three so far....more are on the way:       Binding a Quilt - Includes how to make mitered corners on your quilt binding and how to finish the binding with a mitered seam.   Stitch and Flip - My favorite technique for adding triangles to corners of quilt blocks.  This technique can also be used to make easy flying geese blocks. Half Square Triangles - Make easy Half Square Triangles.  

My Quilts at the UP State Fair

I have never put quilts in a fair before but decided to put three in our UP State Fair .  This is a big event in our small town of Escanaba, MI.  My Bali Star from the Judy Niemeyer pattern won the best quilt award and a blue ribbon!   The other two quilts I entered are pictorial quilts. I made this Escanaba one for the Esky 150 celebration that was held this summer.  It is made from a picture of a mural painted at 12th & Ludington streets in Escanaba.  It was painted by Steve Johnson and commissioned by the Bonifas Art Center .     I also entered my Rapid River Ski Trail quilt.  This quilt was in the 2012 American Spirit Batting Calendar (December).  I took the picture on a sunny afternoon cross country skiing on the Rapid River Ski Trail .