Tuesday, August 9, 2011

These 1st two pictures are close-ups of my mostly vintage..baby girl..Dotter's Puzzle. The color isn't the best, the backround fabric is off white.

I went to a Quilts of the Bluffs meeting in Council Bluffs, Ia and one of the young gals there taught me a trick when you're sandwiching/pinning quilts. I used to think I needed to close every pin before I went on to the next one, but the way she did it, she left them all open and closed the pins after it's all sandwiched. It doesn't matter at that point if you move the quilt around and it's a lot easier to close the pins if you can get them closer to you and move them around a little. Is that clear as mud?! Hope it helps somebody! Anything to speed things up a little and make life a little easier!

I have a good friend who is hand quilting this quilt for me now and it should be ready for display at the AQS show in Des Moines.


  1. Oh Brenda, that quilt is so sweet. And isn't it fun to learn new things from unexpected places?

  2. ti's a lovely quilt! That is a good idea to not close the pins until the end. I will remember that next time I'm making a small quilt.