Friday, January 27, 2012

It's a Start :)

So here is what I got done in my class last night.  It was so much fun!!!!  We actually took our homework and sewed it into tubes and then cut the tubes into strips.  (Those fun little guys in the bottom of the picture.)  Then you unpick in a designated spot to make the strips for the diamonds.  What a cool way to put a quilt together!!!!    I had only ever seen the tube method used for making continuous binding strips.  I had no idea it could be used to make diamonds like this  :)  Ya for learning new things :)

Whereas this is for Grandma's 80th (at the end of Feb) I need to get the rest of the points put together sooner rather than later :)  Each diamond got a little easier as I got more practice with the technique.  The first ones were making my head spin a bit :)   So here hoping they will get faster, not to mention more accurate.  3 down and 5 to go :)

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22 comments:

  1. i've never heard of the tube method. how does it work for your diamonds?

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  2. Wow. Seriously!!!! That cool and it looks so awesome!

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  3. We teach the tube method for this pattern - just finished up a group of 8 quilters on their first start - all new quilters. A few centers had to be fixed , but they came out wonderfully.

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  4. However did you do the tubes?

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  5. Melissa it's beautiful and I love the blues.

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  6. I would love to learn that technique. Maybe a tutorial for it would be nice? (For all of us that don't live close to the action!)

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  7. OMG, tube for a lonestar. AWESOME! Isn't this the same method used for bargello?

    looking so good.

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  8. Looks great so far. I love a Lone Star Quilt. I have one that my mom made. One of my favorites.

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  9. I would love to learn this technique too!

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  10. Believe it or not, I made a "Trip Around The World" quilt using the tube method - very easy to do!

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  11. So pretty Melissa!! I'd also love to see a tutorial for this method. TFS
    ~Terry~

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  12. How smart is that ? I would never have thought of that by myself !!

    It's gorgeous !!

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  13. Oh, Melissa!
    It would be sooooo coooool if you could do a tutorial for this! It looks amazing!

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  14. It sounds so interesting and looks wonderful.

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  15. Very cool. Looks great and sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Looks great, I am sure Grandma is going to love it.

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  17. Beautiful! I have made this quilt. Sadly mine is still a UFO because I need to add a pieced border to it. I must admit that although it is very intensive work and needs a lot of concentration, I really enjoyed making the star!!

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  18. I have a red and white pattern that is done this way butbecause there are only two colours you don't have to sew and pick!!! I love it! Great look!!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa