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Birds! There's evidence of a growing flock out there in the world. In the last month about 200 people from all over found their way to my blog because of their interest in fabric birds. On the Scribd site where my bird pattern can be downloaded there have been 21,290 visits and 1,783 downloads since it was posted at the end of April in 2008. If everyone who has printed the pattern made just one bird that would be a huge flock.
As most everyone who makes one bird quickly finds out, there is little chance of just making one. Ideas for the next bird hit quickly. Besides, all the tools and materials are already out.
Two events that I'm involved in have "reveals" online today.
Posted by Nellie's Needles at 2:23 PM
Leona's scalloped binding insert at the outside edge of her quilt, "Serengeti at Twilight", has gotten a lot of attention. She sent a detail photo and a statement to share with you.
|PS: Here's a bit more information in response to the questions in the comment section.|
The scallops are made on the binding by machine sewing the blind-hem stitch on the folded edge. Then the binding is attached to the desired place on the quilt by sewing over the row of machine machine stitching on the binding. A regular binding for the raw outside edge would then be added. At least that is how I would do it. I don't know if that's the procedure followed by Ricky Tim.
And yes, Kay, that is the same machine stitch used to make a lettuce edging on knits. The trick is to get the tension for that one stitch that swings out over the edge of the fold tight enough to draw the fold into the stitching line.
If this scalloped piping were being done by hand the procedure is quite different. It would be done after a plain fold piping is already sewn into the quilt. Click here to go to a link to show how that would be done.
Leona posted a tutorial here on how she made the scallops and applied them to the binding of the quilt.
Posted by Nellie's Needles at 10:01 PM
The Smoky Mountain Quilt Guild Show took place in Maryville, Tennessee last week. There were over 1650 visitors who came to see the exhibit of 175 quilts. The submissions were mostly from Tennessee quilters. Forty-five quilts were sent from 17 other states. All the quilts can be viewed in a slide show here on the guild's website.
I'd like to share the quilts that won the special award ribbons (click to see post about ribbons) since I was in charge of those. The person's name who created the ribbon's rosette is in parenthesis behind the award title.
BEST IN SHOW BED QUILT AWARD (Nellie Durand)
"Vintage Button Bouquet"
by Linda M. Roy of Knoxville, Tennessee