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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3 comments:

  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.

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  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

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  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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