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Friday, March 25, 2011

Moda Fresh Flowers ~ ready to put together!

For Ms. Diva’s Fresh Flowers Quilt with fabric from Moda, I am adding a band of pieced fabric to tie in the patchwork from the front of the quilt into the back piece.  It seems to be a common theme in lots of quilts today.  Personally I think it adds some spunk to an otherwise blank canvas.  I also have plenty of left over ‘bricks’ from the front to use for this back band of fabric.  So… it is a win-win.

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To add some more yellow to the border of the band {which is primarily blue and red} I picked out a sunny yellow embroidery thread, and then used my machine’s triple stitch {set at 2.5 stitch length} to sew along and define a border.

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This is a technique I have picked up from purse making, and as an added bonus… it not only adds style, but also durability to the seam by catching the ends of all the bricks and reinforcing the seam.

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I can’t wait to get this quilt finished!!!

11 comments:

  1. Happy Friday, new follower from BMBF blog hop
    naomi
    http://misoglamorous.blogspot.com

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  2. I do not have the patience to sew so kuddos to you. It will be a beautiful piece. Now following you from the Boost my blog hop. http://tvstake.blogspot.com

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  3. I am a new follower too!! I just started sewing and I am dying to make a quilt, you make it look sooo easy!!

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  4. Love this project! Now following so I can keep up with all your fun ideas!
    Susan

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  5. HOw beautiful! I wish I was this crafty! You go girl! Thanks for visiting Peaceful Divas! I am following you so I can marvel at your fabulousness!

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  6. Very pretty! My MIL is going to teach me to sew...I can't wait to learn. Thanks for coming by GG2Life. I'm following you.

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  7. I am returning the follow from the hop. Thanks for stopping by. http://thecryptocapersseries.blogspot.com
    www.reneeahand.com
    Thanks
    Renee

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  8. The art of quilting...now that's something to be proud of! You know, I've always wanted to try my hand at this. Did I ever do it? Nope. I simply never made myself get into the groove. Shame on me!

    Thanks for the visit. It's so nice to see a new friend and a fellow American Idol bud. Have an awesome weekend!

    ~Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
    The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

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  9. I love this! Very nice. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    I really need to practice more with my sewing. I want to make things like this ;)

    Thanks for coming by and following. It is nice to meet local people who blog. I am now your newest follower.

    Enjoy your weekend! Blessings.

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  10. I need to you to just move into my house......I need one of all you do.

    Looking good around here, loving the bright spring colors!

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  11. Hi from your newest follower. My name is Rachel Vargo with Our Creative Hands. I would love a follow back….♥
    http://ourcreativehands.blogspot.com
    http://www.ourcreativehands.com
    http://twitter.com/#!/rcreativehands
    This is so exciting I love to quilt but have given it up to do other crafts for our site. I will be reading this though to get inspired again to quilt even if it just something small...

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