Monday, January 19, 2015

Border triangles and funny story

Well, it wasn't really funny at first. I have started quilting the triangle border pieces for my Dear Jane potholder quilt. I chose all the fabrics for the plain border pieces, cut them out along with the binding for each one, then basted them to their backing and set them aside for quilting.

Here is what they look like when they are basted together and then basted to muslin to fit my hoop.

I prefer to use my Hera marker to mark my quilting lines, but if the fabric is too busy, I have use the white Sewline marker. 


So, what is the funny story you ask? Well, I finished quilting these two on Saturday morning and went to attach the binding, but the strips were NOwhere to be found.


I did a cursory look through the giveaway "scrid" pile (yes, they are still sitting on my cutting table) but didn't see them so I frantically searched the sewing room before going through every room of the house (yes, even the kitchen where I am rarely seen on the weekend!). After what seemed like and hour, I gave up the search and went to the stash to find something suitable (but not perfect) to use.

When I got up on Sunday, I forced myself to give the giveaway "scrid" pile one more look before I put the replacement bindings on, and lo and behold, what did I find????


So, whoever wins the scraps will be two pieces shy! What a hoot! Good thing I can laugh about it now!!!!




16 comments:

  1. Glad you found your pieces. Love the scrappy projects! I clicked over here from a comment on my blog (Quilty Folk) after I couldn't find your email.:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    1. I thought I had fixed the no reply thing but apparently not. My learning curve seems to be making a big circle! So far the only way I communicate is by adding my favorites on my Blog. I'll get it eventually!

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  2. This technique is so interesting to watch - especially the triangles! I'm curious to see how all of the blocks and border come together. Glad you found those binding strips! I misplaced the fabrics for a mini quilt once and I was convinced someone had broken in and stole them :) I can laugh about it . . . now.

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    1. Pam, I'm curious to see how they go together too! I should be ready to put a few together this weekend. I'll keep my fingers crossed!

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  3. Glad you found what you were looking for. great technique thanks very much.

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  4. Thank you! For sharing how you are doing your triangles. If I ever get brave enough to make one of those quilts (and it is on my bucket list) those tips will help immensely. Love those scraps!

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  5. It's funny how the things you are looking for show up in the oddest places. I'm glad you found the strips before you gave them away.

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  6. I would love to win the scraps. Keeping my fingers crossed

    pgudas@roadrunner.com

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  7. Would be thrilled to win the stash of scraps. Need to get with Barbara's latest -- the stars. Going to be a real challenge.

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  8. Please enter my name for the draw. I am making log cabin blocks and these would be a nice different addition, thanks for the chance to win. Have a great day. Hugs Marg.

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  9. I also love my hera marker ! Those triangles are very nice.
    I also love to work with scraps. I'm now making a little quilt of scraps in brown, beige and red. I just love it !

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  10. I just discovered your blog. Had a chuckle about your search since it sounded soooooo familiar. Would love a chance to win some of those lovely reproductions too. Never heard of this technique to pre quilt the blocks before completing the quilt top. Tell me more.

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    1. Susan, it is a method that was used often in early Maine quilts often as presentation quilts. It was also used quite often during the Civil War where squares would be completed and them bound together often by a group of women assisting in the war effort. For more info on the history, I highly recommend Civil War Quilts by Pam Weeks and Don Beld. I've made about a dozen quilts in this potholder method. Lots of fun!

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  11. 2nd try to post a comment, technology.... just wanted to say I love my hera as a stiletto! I love your scraps! And you made me laugh looking for your binding, it happens to me all the time!

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  12. With the LQS over 65 miles away from me here in WY I SAVE all my scraps and would love a chance to win more. I make all sizes of quilts but my fav is small/wall/doll/ mini quilts and I am scrappie!

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