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This was my "guest posting" for SewWeQuilt Blog on November 11th.
I blog and share about a variety of quilting and sewing topics, free style quilting designs, tutorials, and "up cycling" quilt projects. I also share ideas to step outside the "block" to create new twists on old patterns, including sewing construction techniques. I enjoy taking photos of quilts and quilting, colors in my world, my family, my dogs, and my container garden.
As a free style quilter, I manually move the long arm quilting machine to create unique quilting designs on each and every quilt. It is all free hand - no patterns and no computers, thus resulting in special designs on each individual quilt.
In the sidebar of my blog, I share photos of free style quilting designs to inspire other quilters with hundreds of quilting ideas. The free style designs make each quilt unique.
One of my most selected quilting designs is the ribbon quilting with a twist. I quilted my "Up Cycled" Denim Quilt using two blue thread colors to create the ribbon quilting with a twist.
I rotary cut my center blocks from the plaid at an angle. Thus the centers are much more interesting. I used all reclaimed fabrics for the quilt top. I chose a variety of denim shirts and denim dresses for the borders and lattice strips.
Cut squares in a variety of sizes from the plaid shorts - 2" to 4 ".
I cut 42 squares.
Cut strips in a variety of sizes -2"wide to 3"wide from light blues and medium blues.
Sew one strip on one side of each block. Press and trim. You may want to starch as you press. I starch as it makes it easier to work with the denim. Denim tends to stretch a little.
Step 11 --- Add Borders