Monthly Archives: November 2016

2016-35 Interleave Brights

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The concept of Interleave designs is fascinating to me, so I’ve been playing around with Interleave quilts.  This is one of my first experiments with the quilt-as-you-go process of interleave design.  It is magical to see the design unfold as it is sewn together.  I learned a lot as I went along:  The importance of stabilizing the foundation and batting (I use children’s washable school glue); the importance of marking sewing guide lines; the importance of positioning guides; the importance of many pins (It is hard to get the strips straight without a lot of pins to stabilize the seam).  It was a fun learning process and I’m glad I decided to do this!

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2016-34 Swedish Chef Pot Holders

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Many years ago, I purchased this pre-printed pot holder fabric in a thrift shop.  I always intended to do something with it.  Finally that day arrived.  I quilted them with a double layer of cotton batting and then bound them with a red tone on tone binding.  I hand stitched the binding to the back on a plane when traveling to a Caribbean snorkeling holiday last week.  A small compact project with a high ratio of hand stitching to surface area works best for me when traveling.
Someday, these will be a gift.  I like having things on hand for impulsive gift-giving!

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