Friday, July 13, 2012

Granny needs inspiration

I have finished quilting the interior of my Valentine for Granny quilt.

I'm happy with what I have so far, but am stumped as to how to quilt the outer white border.  Before doing anything, I have to take out all the basting pins and redo the basting in the border.  All the straight line stitching has shifted the center a bit and you can see that the borders no longer lay flat, particularly the one in the top of the photo.

It's a smallish quilt so no big deal really.  Just have to get inspired to do it.

At the risk of losing all my quilting credibility, I'm going to share with you a little tip I have used for the occasional "oops!", where the white quilting thread ended up on the red fabric:

Yup!  It's a Sharpie.  Here is a "before" photo:
and here is the "after":
A few light touches with the red Sharpie on the white threads made the stitches blend in.  This is quite a magnified view I've shared.  Here is an overall view of the same block:

Just keepin' it real here, folks.  Just keepin' it real.

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  1. That's a fabulous tip for covering white thread. Your quilt is looking great. I love the straight lines in the sashing. It really sets the blocks apart.

  2. Oh that red and white in the granny squares is gonna have to be added to my "todo" list. :) It came out great and thanks for the tip! Bernie

  3. I say free motion in those borders!! I love the lines you sewed between the blocks. You could carry that theme over into the borders. Not sure how.


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