Making a Collage Quilt Last year I took a class with Loretta Orsborn of Loretta’s Quilting Bliss and I just loved it! It was an exercise in design, color and balance. We had so much fun and everyone’s quilt came out beautiful that we requested she make a paper pattern so others can enjoy this technique, too. Well she did! The first thing she had us do is find a focus fabric or theme that we wanted to follow through in the quilt. Then gather up fabric that will match or enhance this theme. I wanted to use fabric from my stash and for the most part was able to. Then we were taught to make a strip set of 1 1/2” fabric strips from fabric that we plan to use throughout the quilt. That was the fun and easy part. Then on to the designing. She provides in the pattern a wonderful grid to help us design and use all the fabrics we want. I chose to make mine in batiks that I have been collecting up for a
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When I started this blog last week, I had full intention of blogging twice a week about all my sewing adventures! Well, this happened: Finnigan Foxx L. So little Finn was born and it kind of threw things off around here. This proud grandma couldn't get things done like normal for a few days, but I do have some fun things going on. On the way home from the birthing center, my DH asked if I wanted to stop at the Habitat for Humanity Restore . Well, of course! I have decided to sell my "too big for my room" beautiful Arrow sewing desk. We found this and it is perfect for my spot! I don't know if you can see, but the top drawer is scalloped and so cute. I just love vintage, don't you? I cleaned it up and now I need to make a Sewing Machine Mat for my Janome MC9000. I think I'll use these and blog about it when I'm actually make it. Next, because I can't stay off Craigslist, I saw this beauty for a very reasonable price.