The last week or so I've tried to add to my pile of printed fabric. Now I'll pick another two yards for the next work. For me, it is a good challenge -- can I make a composition with just two fabrics? Well, helps that I've interesting fabrics.
Someone who'd bought my fabric asked for two more yards of similar kind. This is my attempt to match the sample (shown horizontally). It wasn't easy, and I won't readily do it again, but I did learn a lot. So, win--win.
When I face a quilt, I will add the strip to the front, like a binding, but then open it out and stitch close to that seam, like a stay stitch. Next I pull the facing to the back, rolling a tiny bit of the front of the quilt to the back.
I've got this under the quilting needle, having fun working with the images and lines that appear somewhat randomly. I love the drawing part of the quilting. Much more satisfying than any kind of implied design.
My tops are made with many short seams, sometimes. And the up and down of sewing has my knees looking for ice. On my counter I put a spare machine so that I can just zip those seams if I stand on one foot. Easy.
Kim Werth's shirt reads "Sharks Make Me Happy" and so on, but I think what we're celebrating is the top notch quilting on her latest piece. With luck, it'll be on the road for the world to see. And then she can play with the sharks. This from the GVQC meeting today.
Now that we've climbed to the double digits, I can print more fabrics. I'll be taking these on the road -- Tampa, Massachusetts, Saskatoon, Eugene -- so I better get a few stacked up and ready to travel. (You can take a class in May 7-12 with me at Pro Chemical in Fall River, Mass if you want to learn this yourself.)