Friday, June 08, 2018

Slow stitching ... but as fast as I possibly can!

This past week I've been piecing the triangle borders I shared with you in the last post, and I'm thrilled that yesterday I finally finished them - so many little pieces!! I've trimmed and removed the foundation from one of the borders and just a few minutes ago I stitched it in place:

It fitted just perfectly, no easing required, so I'm confident that everything is going to be great with the next few borders going forward. The finish line for this quilt top is inching closer!

There are a few more fabric oldies amongst the triangles - the pale green one near the centre is from the Smithsonian collection, and I want to say it's probably from the late 90's. And from a similar era the fifth triangle from the right is from the Oakland Museum collection sent to me by my lovely friend Linda. It's always fun to see such cuties pop up in my scraps - I used those in my Dear Jane way back when - and to think I was still such a beginner quilter I had no idea what I was taking on!

Next, I wanted to share a couple of gift quilts I put together - I know they've reached their destinations safely, so I won't be ruining any surprises. Some beautiful ladies shared fabric from their stash with me, and I really wanted to repay their kindness:

The blocks were from one of Barbara Brackman's block of the month quilts a while back, and though I didn't continue making all the blocks, I really liked the ones I'd made and saved them for something special. Combined with some favourite border prints and stripes, I think they came out as quite pretty table toppers.

And last of all - in the last post I mentioned that Blogger seemed to be having a problem emailing comments at the moment. It seems like it's a common issue, and though information is hard to come by, I've read that they're working on a fix. I don't know if that's correct or not, but I really hope it is, as I enjoy interacting with you all, and answering questions when needed. Please continue to drop me notes, as I feel like this will simply turn up fixed one day - but perhaps if you have a particular question just email me. And to that end, Sandra asked me recently about tutorials for drawing on Corel draw - I'm sure you can google some. But if you send me your email address, I'm happy to send you the one I did already.

That's it for me tonight - I'm going to settle in and watch the French Open tennis men's semi finals. It's going to be an exciting (and long) night! xox


Tazzie said...


Jocelyn Thurston said...

Your border triangle are perfection, Tazzie.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

That triangle border is sensational. I'm sure mine would not have fit into place so nicely. I hope you don't mind, but I plucked your photo of my quilt for my blog this morning as the photo I took did not come out and I wanted to get it posted today. I adore my quilt!! I like the other one as well, but I like mine even better. Soooo kind of you!

Karen said...

I was just admiring Wendy's small quilt that you made. The border print is such a good choice.

Janet said...

Beautiful and what lovely gifts. Thank you for sharing. Yes, I do miss your responses. It means a lot. Have a great weekend.

Phyllis said...

Such a perfect border, your work is lovely

Shasta Matova said...

I can't imagine you as a beginner quilter - you are so advanced! Your star quilt is lovely, and how sweet of you to make those little quilts for your friends.


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