Tuesday, January 01, 2008
New Beginnings for 2008
I've oogled and slobbered over this book by Margaret Miller for about 8 years, and one day I noticed that a fellow blogger, was the maker of one of the featured quilts. Wanda of Exhuberant Color (hope I get this link thing to work right) kindly offered to lend her expertise to help me try something new. I DO like string quilts, and have made various versions of these Sizzling Strip blocks, although not using her technique at the time. Almost ALL of these fabrics were in my stash. Yesterday, per Wanda's suggestion, I filled in some blanks with 5 more pieces, to give me an array in two colorways.
Now to gather the courage to actually START it! LOL - and I must add, I DO have an almost-finshed quilt top on the living room floor, nearing completion, so first things first.
Next subject ... does anyone out there use the Jodi Barrow's Square-in-a-Square method? I have to hand it to that gal, she has her own method of putting blocks together, and I like some of them for accuracy.
This little quilt on the bear on the left was done with her method and the corners are exact and precise without tedious matching. This is an excellent method for a quilt with small pieces, especially if you don't like paper piecing. I've watched her videos for years, and it takes a while for a 'regular' quilter to understand the approach, but I'm sold on some of her methods.
I would be interested in hearing about your experience with her methods.