Blocking Your Art Quilt

What do you need to do once you finish quilting your fiber art piece?  You should be blocking it to straighten edges and flatten the ripples if there are any, and there usually are some!  Hopefully you have quilted your piece so that there are not large areas of unquiltedness.  You should aim for the […]

In the Beginning…

I haven’t made a pictorial quilt in a while and I’m enjoying it. I find it easier than abstract quilts which are made spontaneously, and unlike the pictorial quilts, have no road map to follow. That picture above shows the transparency that I trace from the photo. I project it on the wall and decide […]

The Beginning of the Spool

It’s often hard to start a new spool of thread. That little beginning bit is difficult to find, and I’m often cursing before I even start. Where am I going with this? Well, this is my first time blogging, and it’s a bit like finding that little bit at the beginning of the spool. If […]