Sounds simple enough but there was a fair bit of
fiddling around preparation to get to this point ( isn't there always?! or maybe that is just me).
Just a run through of the border prep:
- photocopied the Quiltmania pattern sheet. This was just a corner snippet of the border at 50% shrunk - that is all that was provided. So I had to double the size and make a patchwork of 6 photocopies.
|The magazine pattern (on right) and my 'patchwork' enlargement photocopies|
- made a full size placement pattern for the side and top border on a roll of sandwich paper - involved a lot of freehand sketching (and erasing) curves to fit it evenly.
|The photocopy corner pattern and my placement paper pattern to match|
|My paper placement pattern sheets laid around the centre blocks|
- Cut fabric border strips and pencil on the placement lines for bias strips
- prepared leaves (cut from a template), lily flowers (EPP as for centre blocks), and bias strips
- Then for the fun part - pin and hand applique :)
Must tell you about a wonderful book that arrived this week - just my sort of book.
This is the special book and catalogue published for the Quilts 1700-1945 Exhibition (British quiltmaking history plus the Australian Rajah quilt) to be held at the Queensland Art Gallery (Australia). Unfortunately I live interstate and am not likely to be attending but it sounded so wonderful that I pre-ordered their book.
I am SO impressed with it - beautiful, quality illustrations, excellent articles from different contributors and very good value for money in mho. It is a heavy book even though it is paperback - almost 200 pages.
|Contents page from the book|
|A sample of different illustrations from the book|
Hope you get lots of sewing (or quilty reading?) done over this long weekend!