Thursday, January 18, 2018

Print Run

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.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Moon Behind the Fence

The moon appears through a chain link fence behind my house, between branches, ivy, and brambles. This piece is now finished. Thought you'd like to see it. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Not Normally Done

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.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sewing on the Edge

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.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

From Little Bits

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.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Friday, January 12, 2018

Balancing Act

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.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sharks Make Me Happy

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.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Stacked High

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.)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

There Seems to Be a Draft

Here's what came about next on the design wall. Not what I planned to work on, but this jumped the line. So, another moon, I see. Must be in the air.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Moon Through the Trees

Here's the finished piece. I fell for someone once under a full moon (doesn't everyone?). But, since it's happening this month, it'll be called "Once in a Blue Moon" for obvious reason.