Tuesday, December 21, 2010
9-patch-3 bar quilt on point
In future I will give practical lessons on how to do some of the easier quilt blocks. This one is shown here on point which just means the strips are sewn together on the diagonal. It can be done straight too. This is how it looks.
This is the same exact quilt but shown with straight rows. My mother was the first one to show me how to piece together scrap bits of fabric to form a blanket, but it was my friend Evie, who truly showed me the entire quilting process. I owe her so much for that. She passed along her knowledge and more often than not some of her considerable fabric stash. When I ran out of a good match for a quilt, Evie was always there to let me take what I wanted.
That's the really good thing about quilting. You gain friends of like mind who often gather together with their own projects just to pass the time together chatting. Or they join forces to make a quilt together to give away to a charity or to raffle off for a good cause. I highly recommend starting on the road to quilting. It's fun and good to keep the devil at bay. You know what they say about idle hands and the devil, right? ;-)