Join Date: Feb 2008
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Thanks,everyone for your kind feedback. I've collected vintage laces and the lace I'm using on the square is from my collection. I will be adding some silk roses to the hat if that's OK, Julie. Until I get my sewing machine,probably the only other thing I'll do is fuse the pieces together on the background. I said I wanted to get my square done early-it just depends on when I get my machine as to when it will be finished. I wanted a shabby chic type of look and I'm with you, Marj, I would love to have a Havanese shabby chic quilt (I'd probably buy 100 tickets myself to try to win it!!!!).
Ann- I know how you feel. I also felt (still feel) very intimidated as I've never done this before. Read the tutorials (several times,like me!!). Go to the HRI website and look at all the different quilt squares from past years (lots to look at). Go to some quilt stores and ask a million questions (like I did). Get their help with selecting fabrics that will work together. I brought my sketch, told them I wanted shabby chic type fabrics, and the colors I wanted to use. I picked a couple of fabrics and they made suggestions for the rest. I drew a sketch that used large pieces and not a whole lot of them(minimize my non existent sewing skills). If I can do it -YOU CAN,TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jocelyn, Mindy, Cocotini, and Candy
Truffles (1992-2009) We miss you!!