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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Miriam's Quilt - Part IV - Post 1

Miriam is almost finished with her quilt.  Please check out the earlier blog posts about her process.  It is so interesting and I love this quilt.  Can't wait to feature it as a finished item!  The quilt blocks are made with the designed fabric panels, Down On The Farm by Robert Kaufman.  This design happens to be licensed through Sage Brush Fine Art and it is my artwork! Thanks for coming by.  Here are Miriam's update and photos.  ENJOY

Hi Cheri,
 I finished all the rows of the animals with the 9 patch block. In addition, I sewed together the satching rows that will be attached in between the blocks. As you can see, I attached one satching row on the top of the quilt to make sure it lined up correctly. The biggest problem now is that all the seams line up properly and points meet so is pleasant to the eye. This is when you know your 1/4" seams where exact when you are sewing the fabrics together. Of course, the correct size of the cut of each piece is also very important. Thus, it will all come together nicely at the end.

After everything is sewn together, the batting and backing of the quilt has to be put together. More on that later and what to expect next which will be two more steps to completion.

Hope all is well and will keep you posted!

Warm regards always,
Miriam



Miriam



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Miriam's Quilt - Part III - Post 4

I heard several days ago from my Facebook Friend and Quilter that she had been busy with personal things, but she has resumed working on the quilt made from the Down On The Farm fabric by Robert Kaufman.  If you are reading this blog and do not know then I must tell you that the animals printed on these fabric panels are from my original paintings.  I'm so honored and excited that there are quilters who are using this fabric in some of their projects whom I actually know or have discovered online.  The creative process of their work is very different from mine; however, we have connected in subject matter....the love of country, nature and farm animals.  Thank you again Miriam for sharing your process with me.  Here is her last post message to me.  Enjoy!!!!!

Hi Cheri,

To continue with the quilt, I had to work on the 9 patch block. It is called 9 patch because it has 9 squares that you sew together. However, 4 squares are two half triangles that are sewn together of different colors. A lot of work goes into the 9 patch blocks. In addition, I was able to started to start sewing the blocks together in a row. I now have 4 of the 8 rows done. After all the rows are done I have to start working on the sashings that goes between each row and on the top and bottom of the quilt with their corresponding small gray squares.

I will try to put more time into the quilt as time permits. As I am sure you know, our time is not always ours to do what we want. I will admit, I am looking forward to finishing it soon. Will continue to keep you up to date.

Warm wishes,

Miriam




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