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Friday, January 28, 2011

Cutting, playing with micro handles...

For a short time back in the 1990's one company put a border along one selvage edge of their prints.  This is one that I will be using in my next Trip Around the World quilt.  I needed to trim this off before I cut my strips.
I like the hand written selvage info.






I got the strips all cut and my color card made.  This will be my demo sample for the Saturday class that starts next week.







I finally took time to play with the new micro handles on my mid arm quilting machine.  I put the penny on there so you can see the scale of the stitching.  I have a long way to go to create good 'tiny' quilting.  I can see it might cause some eye strain staring so hard at it while stitching too.

18 comments:

Jackie said...

Love those peacock feathers! They are gorgeous. I remember the border prints! The fact that you have done a color card is fantastic. This has always been a great tip when doing a quilt like this. Your quilting looks great! Best advice is just practice. It always gets better!

Julie Bagamary said...

Beautiful fabric and quilting Wanda.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Love the peacock fabric. Is it still available somewhere?
Do you want to trade for something.
Good Idea doing the card before hand.
Mary Ann

karenfae said...

nice edge! I don't remember them doing that - I must not have been paying attention - but then we didn't have a fabric shop here and I wasn't really buying all that much for a period of time in the 90's.
Karen
http://www.americanquiltretailer.com/cotton/

Connie said...

Love the color sample and your quilting looks pretty tiny to me.

Ann Marie said...

I think I have a fabric or two with the border strips on them. But I don't have that peacock one, and I absolutely LOVE IT! Can't wait to see this quilt finished, those are colors I like.

Joan said...

What beautiful fabric - and how unusual. You are having fun with your quilting I see :)

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

I believe I have some of that Jennifer Sampou fabric, and also an underwater theme. Can't remember when I bought it though.

I took a long-arm class at a friend's shop last February, I need to get some machine time in before I forget everything I learned. You can conquer it, Wanda!

Linda

Needled Mom said...

I love the fabric choices on your card and the peacock fabric is delicious.

Those are some tiny stitches!!! I would imagine that the smaller stitches would really take some time to get used to working with the tighter field.

Patty said...

The stitching looks great. I love the feathers. Your trip around the world colors are very pretty together.

carol fun said...

Oh I remember that fabric- there should still be some lurking in my stash. This is going to be a gorgeous Trip around the world quilt - I love your run of colors!

Muddling Through said...

That fabric is LUSH, and the trip quilt is going to be a beauty, I can tell already! That is some tiny stitching. Should be useful to pop out details. You've made a great start.

Cathi said...

That peacock fabric is absolutely gorgeous!! Love teh colours, the design -- everything about it!

Michelle said...

Love the itty bitty quilting!

pirate said...

ohmygosh! I *have* that fabric! I purchased one yard of it with no particular project in mind, simply because I fell in love with it. I fondle it every so often. :-)

It's still in my stash and I still don't have a project in mind. What are you going to do with the border print?

Cheryl Arkison said...

When I first started quilting I found myself drawn to Jennifer Sampou fabrics all the time! It was the first time I took note of a designer.

Anonymous said...

The border on your peacock fabric is as stunning as the feathers. And what a grand print those feathers are.

I can see by your color card these fabrics will work into another wonderful piece.

I love it when you teach a class, you share much of it with us too.

Oh Wanda ~ it is amazing what you did, using your new micro handles.

J~MT

GT said...

wow, tiny stitches... I'm working on my very first quilt and I have low vision (well, that is to say I'm pretty much blind!), and am just getting to grips with sewing in a straight line - it took me a while not being able to see the stitches!

I'm learning lots reading your blog, you describe things well so even when I can't see some all the pictures I can picture what's shown, thanks! :)

Giles
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