Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Raggy Quilt Edge and Bric-a-brac!

Just a little bit of chit-chat about how I finish my Raggy Quilt Edges if I don't bind them! See above - I use a triple strength stitch and sew around the edge twice - that gives 6 rows of stitching - secure forever! Hope this shows - I clip roughly about 1/4" apart and the batting goes right to the edge - this time I used flanellete and I'm happy with the result!

Oh, by the way - I just can't say enough about my Fiskars snippers - these are the best - as I've said mine are the little more expensive ones with the titanium blades!

At first wash and tumble dry - yes - there is quite a bit of lint in the washing machine and the dryer filter - wow - lots! This quilt has had two washes and drys and I am sure it's next housemaid won't have a problem!

I do have a friend who made her quilt out of used denim jeans - too heavy and 'karked' the washing machine - maybe leave denim alone, Girls!

The above is a pic of a gorgeous antique bowl Mum bought for me at Mount Tamborine in the hinterland of Queensland's glorious Gold Coast - a nicer place on earth you couldn't find - but then I say that about a lot of places!
Not inexpensive and all it says on the bottom is 'H. Bequet Fait main..Hand made Handwerk Made in Belgium' - maybe we paid a little more than we should have - who knows - still a very pretty piece of bric-a-brac that I don't display these days anyhow!
I should be out with Girlfriends! - not to be - so I will try to muster up enough energy to get something done!

19 Lovely People said ...:

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Oh Lurline, if you didn't live half way across the globe, I'd hug you! Thanks so much for the info on the raggy quilts and the advice about the denim! I am one who would much rather learn from other's than have to pay the plumber to fix the washing machine!

That bowl is just stunning! What a lovely piece to have and show, even if only now and then!


Julie said...

hi lurline,
that little bowl is gorgeous! you are right re your comments of mt tamborine! we live in the tamborine foot hills (10 mins away) and going up the mountain has always been one of my fave things to do. have lots of friends up there. it's always so tranquil and seems to be another world away from everywhere else. yep, it's a place i will never tire of visiting.
julie :)

Karen from Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Lurline,
Just popped over from Julia's blog where she said you weren't feeling well. Thought I would stop in and wish you a good day and hope you're feeling better soon. I love your raggy edge quilt...I've always wanted to make one. I also have the same pair of Fiskar snippers and I love them!!
Have a great day,

Anonymous said...

Hi Lurline, Hope you are feeling better. Love the quilt and the bowl is so pretty. What a treasure.

em's scrapbag said...

If you do a jean quilt that way you have to take it to a laudramat to wash it. or it will ruin your machine. Yours turned out nice. Sorry I haven't done anything with the cottages yet. Still thinking. I'll let you know soon.

Julie said...

I loooove the bowl. It looks like something out of an old oil painting.
Looking at your raggy quilts makes me want to do another. Maybe thats what I should have done with my charm squares the other day. I need to get back to them when things settle down around here.

Wendy said...

Rag quilt are so soft and cuddly. I wouldn't want to use denim either.

Love the gift from you Mom, very pretty.

Browndirtcottage said... the wonderful floral antique bowl...oh yes, would like to have that! I would
also liked to have had those fiskas when I did
my 2 rag quilts!!

Anonymous said...

I love your pretty bowl! Your rag quilt looks so cuddly and warm.

Unknown said...

I love the bowl .
clares craftroom

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Love the quilt, Lurline - looks so CUDDLY for winter.
We spent a lot of time at Mt Tamborine when we lived in QLD. I agree, it's sooooo beautiful - almost as beautiful as that bowl!

Kris said...

Hi Lurline! Just catching up with you. Gosh, you have been busy! Thanks for sharing all your quilts with us. They are gorgeous.

quiltingnana said...

I am jealous...the bowl is beautiful

Terri S said...

The bowl is beautiful. One of these days I'll have to dig out some of my treasures and share.

Hope you're feeling better soon. No fun feeling yukky.

Joy said...

Oh I love Tamborine too .... such a gorgeous place. Your bowl is delightful, I adore pretty china - my Mum often buys me a piece when she's out and about :o).
Hope you're feeling better!!
Joy :o)

Erin said...

I just came from 'Julia's Place' and she mentioned in her blog that you were feeling unwell and I thought I would pop past and say I hope you are feeling better soon :)

Susan said...

The bowl is beautiful. And your quilt has such lovely colors.

bernie said...

Hi Lurline! I LOVE the antique bowl! You are a lucky lady to receive that as a gift! I would love to have one too. Love your work!

Helz said...

I have wanted to visit Mt Tamborine like forever... & now that I know beautiful Antiquey Rose Bowl's could be awaiting me that visit will be Sooner rather than Later !!!