Posted on November 24, 2015 by alwaysquilting
Have you noticed that we moved?
We recently decided that it was time for a facelift to match our new business plan so our posts can now be found at:
Always Thread Wise
Apart from the occasional accident we will not be posting here so please join us at Always Thread Wise and keep up with our ideas and thoughts about patchwork, quilting and other textile related activities.
I look forward to seeing you at Always Thread Wise
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Posted on November 6, 2015 by knitsnquilts
Quilters are always making quilts for others, sometimes for loved family members and dear friends, sometimes for charitable causes, and sometimes as commissions. A couple of years ago I made a quilt for a young family member who was facing some traumatic experiences.
To read the full story go to https://alwaysquilting.wordpress.com/2013/11/15/made-with-love/
Much love went into the quilt’s construction and after the quilt was with its new owner I decided to make a miniature version for myself. Not only does the mini quilt help to decorate a spot in my quilting studio, but it also serves to remind me of the person who received the full-size version.
I made the miniature quilt from four mini-blocks, using four of the original feature fabrics, plus the white and grey background fabrics. The mini blocks are 6 inches square, so the quilt measures 12 inches square.
The large-size version was quilted with white thread (Aurifil Cotton Mako’ 40, colour 2024), but for the small quilt I chose a soft grey (Aurifil Cotton Mako’ 40, colour 2615) to tie in with the grey fabric I used on the back.
I quilted it “in the ditch” on my domestic sewing machine. The back looks like this:
I purchased a little hanger to display my quilt. (Buy yours now with a 30% discount from the Always Quilting online store. http://alwaysquilting.com.au/product-category/quilt-hangers/)
My mini quilt is ready to hang.
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Posted on November 4, 2015 by alwaysquilting
We were running out of space & it was time for a new look so our blog has migrated to a new location with a new name.
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The blog will still be written by the staff at Always Thread, so it will continue to be a varied mix of projects and interests with special emphasis on our favourite Aurifil thread.
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