Friday, July 29, 2011

MY Quilt

This is one of my quilts.  It is called confetti log cabin, a pattern from Quiltmaker.  I am going to quilt feathers in the light rows.  Not sure what in the dark, yet.  Still thinking on that.

Here is the border, so far.  It is an navy modelly fabric with gold thread.  This is what I have so far.  Will do something in the arches????

Next is a picture of a dowel I put in the hem of my main leaders, before the zippers.  This will help keep the leaders straight, instead of getting smileys from stretching uneven.  I hope this works.  They came from Lowe's, in the wiring department.  Used for fishing wires in walls.  Really a cool idea.  They were to long and DH cut off to fit.  Comes in 3ft sections that screw together.  The screw ends are already there for you.

Happy Quilting,


rooee said...

Let me know how the dowel works......I dampened my leaders recently and they straightened up quite a bit but will go back to smiling again i am sure!!!
do you turn your quilt or just roll it on and quilt as you roll?
Cant wait to see the next bit. :)

Vicki said...

I am planning on turning this quilt. These are new techniques for me. Stuff I learned from Kimmy Brunner in Knoxville.

vivian said...

Neat idea! A curved crosshatch would look good in your borders!

Exuberant Color said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I couldn't email you back because you don't have your email enabled (dashboard page, edit my profile, check in front of enable my email address, scroll down and SAVE)
Great tip about the dowel in the leader.