Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sneak Peek

Just a little peek at the back of this quilt....

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Ta Done

Looks like I went missing again...  dang it!
I have been quilting along with be at Sew Expo a couple weeks ago and training new A1 Quilting Machine owners.
Just taking this one off the frame...  Curly Weave by Karen Thompson.  I really, really love the texture it creates!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

It Continues

So I tried one more a tempt at snow dyeing.  This could be adding!  LOL

I really, really need more dye colors!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Snow Dyeing

We don't get a lot of snow here in the rain forest...  so when it snowed this week I thought I'd try some snow dyeing.  I've read a few tutorials and a few blogs and decided to go for it.

I only have a few basic "primary" colors for mixing and doing gradations...

As much turquoise as I used and how little fuchsia I added I thought I'd get more purple and orange and maybe some green. I was not expecting the finished product at all!  LOL

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ta Done...

I teach a beginning hand applique class...  I've taught it for many years. In this class my students learn 9 different techniques to make the same heart.  With each technique we discuss when and why that technique would be the best one to use.

This top was made by one of my students...  she added hand embroidery to many of her hearts.

The batting is Hobbs Tuscany Wool. I used InvisiFil 100wt poly thread for all the quilting.  The quilting is my favorite feather background fill with feathers in the border...


My favorite is the reverse applique heart...

We do one heart that is fused with hand button hole stitch...

More hearts...

Setting triangles...

And the back...