It’s always worthwhile, wouldn’t you agree? Practice makes perfect — we’ve heard it and said it all our lives. Because it’s true! If you want to be expert at something, if you want your skill to show, if you want to be (reasonably!) proud of your work, then it’s worthwhile to pursue excellence. My good friend, Trudy, says that working with small blocks is a good way to perfect piecing skills. To that end — here’s a chevron “mug rug” made from 1 3/4″ half square triangles — which were the “excess” trimmed from “real” quilt blocks! I plan to quilt it and bind it next week.
Single fold binding is my new favorite. A pleasant process from start to finish, no ironing (like the method of folding the front over to the back that I always used before). A very professional and dainty look when finished. … Continue reading
Here’s my practice piece for scalloped binding! I think it’s fairly decent! This beautiful quilt was made by Helen R. at the Bluebonnet Patches group in Ennis. She made it for charity, the VA Hospital. I had the honor of … Continue reading