Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pretty Points All in a Row

Right now I'm working on a quilt with Prairie Points (or Picot Points) in the borders.  While I've always liked the look of Prairie Points, I've always been less than excited about the effort to make them. Until I saw this tutorial at ModaLissa.  Made it look so slick!
 So I decided to give it a whirl.
This method creates a connected row of Points from one strip of fabric.
 
 I found that starch and steam when pressing helped keep them nice and crisp.
 
I love the finished effect.  This is a quilt for the store where I work - American Quilting. Kind of an old-fashioned "Grandma's kitchen" looking quilt. I'll share more when it's quilted.

I think we're done with snow for a bit. Hurrah! Chilly - but the sun came out today.  Took the kids on an outing, and we just happened to stop here.  And they just happened to have some lovely Japanese prints. And I just happened to have a coupon in my bag.  Lovely. I'll share pictures another day. :)

18 comments:

Nedra said...

Perfectg fabric for those Prairie Points, and great tutorial for making them. Love the idea of one continuous line of fabric.
So Pine Needles offers coupons? Lucky!

Kris said...

Thanks for the link! That is definitely the best way I've seen to do them and they look great!

Dresden Quilter said...

The quilt is looking great. Thank you for the info on the tutorial. I will definitely try prairie points now.

ktquilts said...

Great tip!! Thanks fo rthe link!!

Blessings,

KT

Rebekah said...

The prairie points are so adorable! What a fun way to make the quilt pop.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

You know that I love the red fabric!

Can't wait to see what you bought.

Yeah for Mr. Sunshine. It makes Spring Break so much better :0)

Sherri said...

Beautiful Prairie Points...can't wait to see your fabric from Gardner Village...hoping to make a stop there when I come up for Women's Conference!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I am working on a quilt with Prairie Points, sure wish I'd have seen this tute before all that cutting I did...bummer! I'll DEFINATELY be using it next time. That red gingham is awesome!

Jandi said...

Thanks for sharing! I haven't tried prairie points yet, but this makes me think I could actually do it!

angela said...

cute points! I saw that and wondered if it really was as easy as it seemed - so much more than making them all one by one!

pinksuedeshoe said...

OK that is just brilliant. Can't wait to see the finished product!

searchfamilies said...

These are beautiful well done
Hugs Janice

Aunt Spicy said...

Am so in love with the fabric you use for the points...what is it? I just love it!

jaybird said...

so cute! i used to be scared of prairie points.. but maybe i'm ready to try them again!

Paula Louceiro said...

Muito legal essa idéia. Amei.

tarabu said...

Thanks! Prairie points are suddenly much less intimidating!

The Ashtons said...

When you get it finished and in the store post about it, will you, so I can come in and see it! I have a free kit and have just been waiting for something like this to come along. - Annie

Lynn said...

I love the prairie points! They are just beautiful! Nice work!