12/17/2006

Little Wall Hanging

Well, at Jo Morton class, both Kathy the teacher and Muriel the Little Quilts employee who was in the class, advised me to add little borders of the same fabric to the central block so I wouldn't have to re-do the blocks. They said it wouldn't show. At this point, I just don't think I can do it. I'm planning to re-do the blocks. Also, Muriel advised me to get The Angler 2 to help with getting that quarter-inch seam correct. It tapes to the sewing machine bed and has definitely been a good buy.

Meanwhile, back at the (Quilting) Ranch, Karen humbly looked for her 1/4" foot for the Pfaff (why oh why wasn't she using that before? why was she eyeballing a 1/4" on a foot that didn't measure 1/4" and why has she been doing that for years? It always worked in the past, but Dimensionality failed her on the dozen 5x5" Jo Morton blocks.


So instead of putting up the Christmas tree, etc., like I should have today, I stuck the 1/4" foot on the Pfaff and made the new Jo Morton class wall hanging and as the craftspeople who post their primitive creations on eBay say in their listings, "I really like how it turned out" :-).

So I have a nice quilt to show you but no Christmas decorations like other quilt bloggers have posted. Well, hopefully later tonight or tomorrow night I can show you some of mine. I love seeing all of your decorations.

9 comments:

Carol said...

Looks great!

Tazzie said...

Such a darling little quilt. I have made that one too! I love the fabrics you've chosen, isn't it amazing how two quilts can look so different! Here's mine:
http://tazziequilts.blogspot.com/2006/07/home-for-my-quilts.html
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I must have missed something Karen - what was the problem that you had to re-do? The quilt looks lovely - love the old-fashioned colours and design.

Libby said...

Love that little quilt. My LQS has offers a Jo Morton class -- you are inspiring me to join in the fun.

The Calico Cat said...

Love that strippy quilt! (How big are those squares?)

tracey said...

what a trooper you are!! it looks wonderful, Karen!! and there's still plenty of time to get those decorations up! :o)

Lucy said...

Ohh NOOO , this is too beautiful! I am in love !!

Gail said...

Can't believe you have this one finished already- I still haven't unpacked from class! Ah well, gives me time to contemplate if I want to do scrappy or go with little green blocks. Yours turned out great, can't wait to see you prairie basket once you have made your adjustments.

Dawn said...

Oh I love the strippy square quilt! and I love what you used for sashing! I have leftovers of that fabric - I may have to steal the idea!