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    Default Wedding present quilt

    I made a quick call to my LQS for some advice about quilting with silk and she said to just go with it. Use a fine needle, some silk thread and everything should be fine. So I just dove in and had a go.

    It was the first time I've done triangles but I bought a nifty triangle-in-square template and they seem to have turned out OK. Only problem is, even with the very minimum of handling, they fray and awful lot. Here's my first block:

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    See - frayapaloosa!

    So I braved the snow and took it to my LQS to see if they had any ideas. After a lot of debate about spray starch and overlocking Kim suggested trying a pinking blade in my rotary cutter. It worked a charm. No fraying and with no extra work! Just my cup of tea.

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    Aren't they neat? The wavy lines are taking a little getting used to when you need to be accurate but I think I'm getting the hang of them. Here are the fronts of the blocks. There are a couple of miss-matched seams but I'm going to use the fast horse rule.

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    Give yourself a star......
    I love those blocks....they are beautiful !!!!!!!
    I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.
    bopeep

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    I was walking NEXT to the horse, and still didnt see any unmatched seems!! You're doing a fantastic job with the silk...the bride to be is going to fall in love with this quilt. The colors are beautiful!!

    On another note...I didnt know rotary cutters come with pinking blades!!! Woo Hoo!!! I'm all excited now!!
    ~Mary
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    I didn't either until today. I bought mine from my local shop (online here) but I'm sure you can find somewhere closer to home
    Quilting through the dull times
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    beautiful...love them

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    THAT is really pretty! I can't wait to see the whole quilt either and what a great tip to pass onto all of us - using the pinking blade.

    Hugs,

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    Oh wow! That is stunning! Great job! Those pinking blades are awesome!! We are going to be getting those in the shop soon!

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    I'll take one in queen size.
    all the best
    Gina

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