Quilting The Kaye Wood Way, Week of 12.1.10
Kaye's next gig is Lake Havasu in Arizona.
If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time, but hurry! The dates are January 12-13, 2011 and you can Click To Register For Quilter's Gone Wild, Quilter's At The Lake Quilt Show.
Kaye will be doing a Teacher Certification Class as well as a Lecture/Demo/Trunk ShowShow & Tell....
Pattern is "LeSpring Bouquet". Picture 2 of 2 shows a close up of the center panel. Quilt is basically made up of borders around said panel; with only one piecework block border. The 'scalloped' border is made from a floral stripe fabric, which I truly fell in love with. I made it for our annual church dinner drawing, so again I didn't get to keep the quilt.....Sharon
To see the rest of our Show & Tell Entries, go to our Community Tab at the top of our page and then click on the Show & Tell box!Tips From Our Readers....
Awhile back we asked for label ideas. Well, here's one of them. We'll feature more later!
3 Jelly Rolls of Moda Fabric - 90.00
5 yds of backing - 45.00
Batting - 22.00
Binding - 7.00
Quilting by Country Sampler - 98
Seeing my husband's face when he reads this - PRICELESS!
We want your tips (or label ideas!)....
Do you have a special little tip that has worked for you, that you'd like to share? We are always open to new things and would love to hear about them! Just e-mail your tip to me at the address below, and it will find a place in our newsletter! terrye@...?subject=sharewithusFunny Stories From Our Readers....
I was following a pattern and found that I did not have enough of a particular fabric to finish the flying geese. I scrounged all of the scraps and fudged and eked out just enough. Then, as I read further, I had to square them all off and cut them down so that they were half the size of the original block! Time and material wasted. If I had read ahead, I would have made them the correct size in the first place. .....Judith
Send us your funny stories! terrye@...?subject=funny storiesAsk Kaye....
Dora Asks: I am having problems with matching points. I seem to get them off lined, I also would like to know if you have a video on showing how to square up your blocks.
Kaye answers: Matching points is sort of a science. It depends on the grainline of the fabric, the actual fabric (100% cotton is easiest) and some tricks of the trade. I only pin to match when absolutely necessary, and then the pin must go along the grainline of the fabric, which is usually along the seamline. Stitch with the straight of grain fabric on the top if you are matching a bias edge with a straight edge. Do not press with steam or finger press (both will stretch the fabric). For 60 degree angles, no pins are necessary; just use my 60 degree matching technique. A needle match will keep your edges even.
These techniques and many more for seam matching are included in my book, Everyone Can Quilt.
Do you have a question for our resident expert? Ask away and we'll feature it in upcoming newsletters! Also, Kaye will personally answer your questions.
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According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.
Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa 's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should've known... ONLY women would be able to drag an overweight man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.
That's all for this week
Have a great week from
The staff at Kaye Wood, Inc!
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