My chapter was Number 11 - Inset Seams. Also known as the dreaded Y-seam. I thought it was neat that one of the blocks used English Paper piecing which is a great way of working with those inset seams as well as adding a great hand piecing technique that is really popular right now! The instructions were easy to follow and I love how my block came out!
The second block was a Mitered Frame Block. Again the instructions and illustrations were great, and my block came out the perfect size with no puckers or waves at all! You need to know how to do this technique - mitered borders on a quilt are such a classic touch. Once you get the hang of it you can totally do these in a flash.
Guess what I made out of my blocks?
I'll bet you guessed it's a table runner, right? Well, you guessed wrong!
It's a pillow cover!
I've been wanting to cover a body pillow my daughter had to use for a bolster on the guest room bed, and thought these blocks would be perfect for that. And I was right!
I just added two overlapping panels to the back before I sewed the binding on, making an envelope back so I could put the pillow inside. I'll try to get a better picture tomorrow - the daylight was gone before I knew it today, thanks to the end of daylight savings time last night!
Now for the fun part!
Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to US residents. If you don't win or if you can not wait you can purchase a copy of You Can Quilt! you can get a signed copy from Marlene it is also available through AQS (as a hard copy or e-book) and Amazon
Many thanks to AQS and Island Batik for sponsoring this giveaway! Here is the list of participants as well so you can see their posts if you are just now catching up:
Oct. 9 – Ch. 1. Basics - Leila Gardunia http://sewnbyleila.blogspot.com
Oct. 12 – Ch. 2. HST - Tammy Silvers http://www.tamarinis.typepad.com/
Oct 14 – Ch 3. QST - Connie Kresin Campbell http://www.conniekresin.com
Oct. 16 – Ch 4. Flying Geese - Maryellen McAuliffe http://teachpany.blogspot.com
Oct 19 -- Ch. 5. Wonky - Christine McCrann Martinez http://madeinscraps.blogspot.com
Oct. 21 – Ch. 6. Improvisation - Connie Kauffman http://kauffmandesigns.blogspot.com
Oct. 23 -- Ch. 7. Foundation Paper Piecing - Joan Kawano http://moosestashquilting.blogspot.com
Oct. 26 – Ch. 8. Curves - Marlene Oddie http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com
Oct. 28 - Ch 9. One-Patch Blocks - Bea Lee http://www.beaquilter.com
Oct. 30 – Ch. 10. Applique - Barbara Gaddy http://bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com
Nov. 2 – Ch. 11. Inset Seams - Pamela Boatright http://pamelaquilts.blogspot.com/
Nov. 4 – Ch. 12. Challenge Blocks - Linda Stewart Pearl http://www.onequiltingcircle.com
Nov. 6 – Ch. 13. finishing – Marlene http://kissedquilts.blogspot.com