Monday, February 4, 2013

More silk! Getting them together

   

Digging through my stash I unearthed some more silks to add into the Silk Kitchen Sink Quilt! YAY!
Parts are together.. this week will be the week to finish it!  Feeling pretty good about that!

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My friend Karen Griska has a new pattern out called, QUILT KNOTS

 I'm quite partial to these fuzzy guys...

All the quilt si slept under as a kid on the farm, were tied quilts, and many of my first quilts were tied... Have you ever finished a quilt by tying?

16 comments:

  1. That silk quilt is going to be gorgeous!

    I used to finish all of my quilts by tying them. I hand quilted a very few of them but that was so time consuming and I am an immediate gratification type person. Then I "invented" a quilt as you go method (little did I know someone else had thought of it way before I did) about 10 years ago and started doing all of my quilts that way, never knowing other quilt as you go methods were way easier until I started really using the internet a lot. If I had only bought a quilt book or magazine.. my life would have been so much easier. LOL! The last 2-3 years I've exclusively straight line quilted or free motion quilted my own quilts on my home machine.

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  2. I really like the look of the silk quilt. I agree that many of those pieces are so beautiful that all you need to do is find a way to put them together.

    The first quilt that I made for my baby to be was tied with red yarn. It was a simple panel with a border and a ruffle for the bound edge.

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  3. Your videos are great, especially how you are casual and just talk to us as you play with the blocks- its like we are right there with you having a sewing day together!
    Also, it's interesting how you start sewing the pieces together, by leaving partial seams, even before you have fully worked out a final arrangement, i.e. before you have any little gaps filled in. Much easier than re-arranging endlessly until you know exactly what the final look will be.
    Thanks Victoria!

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  4. Love the racecar sewing machine! Dang, that's speedy

    I've never made a tied quilt. however, I guess I have done a version "tying" with a machine stitch on a table runner. Does that count? Hahaha!

    That's going to be a fun quilt!

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  5. The very first quilt I made was tied. Some people told me that it wasn't a quilt.
    Yes it was! LOL. All of my others have been machine quilted.

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  6. Okay, I confess that I didn't watch the video first. I love your "planning/playing" method of doing this.
    I think you have inspired me to learn to do the split seam.

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  7. I have never done that partial seam method... (altho' I have found unsewn portions of end seams when I go to put pieces together and never knew how to fix them w/o picking out and re-sewing)...great video (P.S. you don't need makeup!! ) Julierose

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  8. That split seam technique is perfect here! So easy to do and it solves so many piecing dilemmas.

    I have tied often and am planning to tie my Metro quilt, if that is okay???

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  9. I have tied many quilts through the years - including a baby quilt made recently. One year for my birthday, I prepared many charity quilts, my dh hosted an open house for me. All of the guests helped tie all of the quilts - it was so fun! Everyone was required to sit and do some tying, even the men and non-sewing women. Thanks for this walk down memory lane!

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  10. I have a Brother machine and a Viking that look similar to yours. Mine sew super fast too, I LOVE them!! I can piece really quick. LOL

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  11. I only tied one quilt. I was more like a comforter since I used thick batting. The silk quilt is coming along great! Finding more silk - now that's a good thing!

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  12. Haven't tied a quilt yet, but might someday. Most of the quilts I grew up under -- made by my grandmother -- were tied.

    Thanks for the split-seam tip/reminder. I've sometimes resorted to ripping back a seam to make room for an addition, and have wished I'd planned better the first pass under the needle.

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  13. Hi Victoria - first, have to say I love your videos, I feel like I am getting to know you! I think it's a super idea. I have tied a few quilts - recently for a puffy baby quilt I did it on my machine. I used the stitch that is for sewing on buttons. it goes back and forth a few times then makes a little knot. I did an "X" in the tie-spots, very quick and easy. I have also had to take apart and repair some old quilts that were tied, they had torn where they were tied. In both cases, those quilts had really heavy batting - one had a wool quilt in the middle so the weight of the blanket had pulled the ties and torn the quilt. cautionary tale. thanks for your blog! love it!

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  14. Don't Stop the Videos...ok, this is the first one I listened to (have an issue with my speaker but I think it's resolved now)...love to visit with you like this....and wow - you made split seams so seamingly easy!!!
    Maybe I tied a first quilt or two - don't really remember...not my favorite way to finish off.OH,now I remember...I have combined machine quilting AND tying with "buttons" - more for the effect - but serviceable as well...I liked that.

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  15. That was so much fun reading about everyone's experiences with tying.
    Your silk quilt is coming along great!

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  16. As we speak, I am tying Diamonds in the Corners. Using a heavy purple thread that was donated. Diamonds is too big to do on my small Singer 2277 so tying made the only sense; I hope to sleep with this quilt when it is finished so am tying tightly.

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