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  1. Rebecca Grace
    Rebecca Grace October 3, 2012 at 1:16 pm | | Reply

    Wow, Jenny — this quilt is gorgeous! Congratulations on having four quilts in the show! The colors and quilting on this one are spectacular!

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm | | Reply

      Thank you! Two will be in New Quilts of Northern Ca exhibit and 2 in the PIQF (one is a garment).

  2. Roxane Lessa
    Roxane Lessa October 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm | | Reply

    Beautiful quilting and colors! I like your method, but I have fat cat who would walk all over it. I block mine on the design wall, works pretty well.

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 3, 2012 at 4:29 pm | | Reply

      Funny how we all have to adjust to our “environment” to quilt!

  3. quiltfever
    quiltfever October 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm | | Reply

    Wow, four quilt juried into the show. You must be on Cloud 9! Can’t wait for your photos/posts of that show. Great photos of your blocking process–my least favorite part of quilting :-)

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 3, 2012 at 4:30 pm | | Reply

      .I’ll post a real photo of the blocked quilt once it shows. I am pretty happy to have 4 items showing

  4. Teri Prouty
    Teri Prouty October 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm | | Reply

    Your visuals of your blocking process help so much. Since I’m sorta new to quilting, I’ve only blocked sweaters, but you make it look manageable. Your displayed quilt is lovely, Jenny. I hope you do well at the show. Having seen the quality of your work, I suspect you will certainly be accepted and most likely do very well. Good Luck!

  5. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon October 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm | | Reply

    Thank you! And really, blocking is easy on everything except the knees!

  6. Helen
    Helen October 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm | | Reply

    Good write-up, Jenny. Congrats on PIQF, I look forward to seeing your work there. I like the idea of the Dritz boards. Never used them before but sure will in the future. Lots easier than using rulers to square up the edges. One question. I see a lot of pins around the edge. Did you put the pins into the binding or just inside of the binding? Also are the pins straight in or slanted?
    For Roxane: The quilt will block better laid flat. Shut the cat out of the room while the quilt is down. When the quilt is dry you can use a lint roller to get rid of any remaining cat hairs. All of us who quilt and have cats know that the cat will find a way to get hair on the quilt if at all possible.

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm | | Reply

      Thanks Helen! The boards won’t last forever as I am plopping wet quilts on them, but I think it’s worth it. I precisely put the pins between the binding and the quilt, straight into my carpet. Great tip on “blocking with cats”!

  7. Laura Conowitch
    Laura Conowitch October 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm | | Reply

    Congrats Jenny! I look forward to seeing all four entries posted on your blog! I certainly am in love with the gorgeous quilt you’ve shown while giving us blocking tips. The bugs are cute!

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm | | Reply

      Thanks Laura! You’ve seen them all before on my blog. I’ll post a full photo of the “Lily” quilt once it is in the show. Found out that it’s best to wait until your quilt is shown before you post the whole thing on your blog:-/

  8. KurtzCrafts
    KurtzCrafts October 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations! Thank you for posting this, I hadn’t even thought about a quilt needing to lay straight… I can feel an OCD twitch coming on… =)

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon October 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm | | Reply

      Oh OCD-I don’t know anything about that……

  9. debmoyes
    debmoyes October 3, 2012 at 8:50 pm | | Reply

    I agree – great post. What are the boards made of that you can easily (?) stick pins in them ?

  10. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon October 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm | | Reply

    They’re made of corrugated cardboard-they won’t last forever, but they’re good for a few quilts.

  11. quirksltd
    quirksltd October 3, 2012 at 11:02 pm | | Reply

    Beautiful work and great tips again. I sometimes skimp on my blocking and I always regret it! Your way is easier than mine–thanks!

  12. wordpressreport
    wordpressreport October 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm | | Reply

    Reblogged this on WordPress Report.

  13. Celine
    Celine December 14, 2012 at 4:12 am | | Reply

    Just found your site through Diane’s blog and am really enjoying it. I like these posts on technical issues with specifics, like what soap you use and which boards etc. It really helps out us quilters that are trying to improve. Thanks!!!

  14. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon December 14, 2012 at 4:18 pm | | Reply

    Thank you for the kind words Celine! I’m just stumbling my way through all this, sharing what I learn as I go.

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