I’ve finished Sasha’s wall hanging, including the zig zag edging. Now, do you call this a ladybird or a ladybug? In this linguistically diverse household, I say ladybird and the Laundry King looks at me blankly.
With Quilt Camp coming up next month, it is certainly time to finish off some projects from my workshop with Susan Mathews last year. I used Terry Grant’s fine satin stitch/zig zag finishing technique on this postcard. Although my edges are still are little shaggy, this is a gazillion times tidier than some of my […]
Download my My Favourite Facing Finish Tutorial (PDF) Since I set out on my exploration of alternative quilt finishes over two years ago, I have identified and trialled a multitude of facing techniques. This tutorial represents the culmination of my research and experimentation (so far!) and is suitable for both rectangular quilts and quilts with […]
In my continuing exploration of alternative quilt finishes, I have made this sampler of a variety of corner treatments that can be applied to a range of wholecloth/pillowcase and facing style finishes. (As always, photos are clickable.) By the way, a wooden cuticle stick is my favourite tool for poking out the corners.I used 60/40 […]
I have finished quilting my latest mathematics-themed piece as the most likely contender for the next Twelve by Twelve challenge which is due to be unveiled next week. I managed to break four needles in the process. I am quilting just two layers – the top and the batting with a view to using Mrs […]
I finished Dandelion Meadow using a variation of the mitred facing technique outlined by Melody Johnson. I find it much easier to make the mitres before attaching the facing strips to the quilt and you might too. A full tutorial is set out below. Issue 143 of Down Under Quilts magazine also contains a step-by-step […]