Finally decided it was time to actually SEW instead of reading about it, meaning that i jumped right in the Quilter's Academy books by the Hargrave ladies.
I have been struggling with machine piecing, making points meet. So pulled out fabric ánd one of the books and followed all the "rules'
Half square triangles revisited!
Check this out: ALL points match! I'm very pleased with myself :)
All I ever learned was pressing half of the seams to the right and the other half to the left, butting them together and stitch. I tried fanning once but didn't know how. Quilter's Academy taught me:) and following line by line in the book, turned on a lightbulb. This is really an "aha-erlebnis"
Ofcourse I decided on red and white, totally inspired by all the red/white solid quilts popping up on several blogs ánd on Pinterest.
I'm adding borders,making them up as I go
Needless to say that there are red and white threads everywhere in my house. DH even found one or two in his dinner *lol*
I also finished the hearts top. Not as bright and cheerfull as imagined it would be, but ah well, love is sometimes hard work and not always bright either.
Off to order some more red fabric!
marmalade quilt--the beginning
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