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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Who Likes Purple?

Pretty much everyone likes purple I would think especially when its put into a quilt.

 Kathy is a new quilter, and pretty much doing a self taught thing.

This is a beautiful quilt, but became a problem child before ending.  Lesson needed in adding borders.

I had to stop quilting remove the quilt from the frame detach and reattach the bottom border removing about 4" -  she, like so many of us had to learn, does not know how to add borders and square up your quilts.

There were some pretty tense moments while doing this trying to get all the excess (4") folded into the quilt without making it look just plain awful.

After finishing, called her and she came over.  I gave her print outs and instructions on how to measure and cut for borders.

Thankfully she is willing to learn from her mistakes and takes constructive criticism well.

I offered to help her with her next quilt before she added the borders.  Hope she takes me up on my offer.

You wont be hearing from me much for a few weeks.

I'm off to play with my sister in law Donna at the Sievers School of Fiber Art on Washington Island.

So looking forward to this, but before I leave much to do.

Clean house (unchecked)
Mow lawn (unchecked)
Water flowers (soon to be checked)
Pack (unchecked)
Last minute shopping (unchecked)

There are a lot of unchecked on that list. Better get going and get them checked off.

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