Sunday, June 21, 2009

Two Things...

First thing is.....

I did it!! I completed my first quilt... ahem... top!..;-)
It's a bit skewed and wonky-looking close up in a few places... but all.... WOOT!!

The second thing is, I figured out why I was having some many issues with those Burda patterns... I was using this chart when I SHOULD having been using THIS one!

... this measurement chart makes it seem like I should look like one of those funhouse mirror reflections!

Seeing as I have yet to find any of the BurdaPlus patterns particularly appealing, it looks like I can take the next exit off the Burda pattern highway. Because no amount of diet and exercise is going to make my hips any narrower or my back any less broad.

Holla!

6 comments:

KARIMA said...

Your quilt top is lovely and don't worry. The more you do the better you get. You will always look on your first quilt fondly no matter how skewed or wonky it looks.

Antoinette said...

I have a BWOF from Nov 2008 -- it has a few plus size patterns in it as I guess they all do -- have you seen this one? (Some of them are easily summer clothes if you use lighter fabrics.) If you like any of the patterns and want me to send you the magazine, I will be happy to... BEFORE you take the next exit off the Burda highway. LOL

Here's a link to the plus patterns in that issue. Let me know:
http://www.burdafashion.com/en/Magazines/Archives/Plus_Fashion/1270777-1463237-1671226-1671238.html

JC said...

Nice quilt. By the time I'm ready to quilt, I'll be coming to you and Elaray (Another Creation) for advice. :-). It is truly nice. Glad things worked out with Burda. It can be confusing..I'll cross that bridge, too when I get there. Keep up the good work!!

Yan Tan said...

Hey hunn just stopping by showing your blog some love...very interesting...we love it : )



**YANTAN**


COME STOP BY SOMETIME.. ;-P

Jackie said...

Very nice quilt top!

Marilyn270 said...

This has got to be one of the "most gorgeous" quilts / quilt tops I have ever seen. It inspired me so much I had to go and sign up for a quilting class myself ! VERY INSPIRING ! Love your blog :)