I removed the sleeve (already sewn in place) and attached a velcro strip. First I sew the strip to a piece of twill, and then sew the twill tape to the work. The wall will receive the "hook" part of the velcro. It will be stapled to the wall. Since this is a permanent installation, this method will work well.
I didn't have a 16 1/2" template, so I grabbed a sheet of plastic I had used for printing, and put down blue tape for the opposing corner to make that template. I cut two adjacent sides, flip around and cut the other two. Done.
I made up a pattern, sewed nine blocks. Now that I am this far, I can see that the line work is clunky. Fabric is fun, but I don't like the flow. I will finish this, maybe even quilt it, as a test, but need to redo. That's why I like January.
Now that my complicated piece is finished, I thought I would try out a simpler pattern. It is a leaf, yes, and of course, my favorite freezer paper template. I thought would use those fat quarters tucked here and there.
The cold has descended again, and a bit longer this week. So, I am keeping warm thoughts from my trip to Arizona. I liked this very hard-edged superstructure and the moon caught between the lines. Built to shield the hot sun, no doubt.
Last week these giraffes greeted me on my morning walk to breakfast at the Quilting At the Lake retreat in Arizona. I am now back in Rochester and ready to face the 9 degree day that is heading our way Tuesday. Nice to know someone is staying warm.
Many of you sew this kitchen island in progress, so here I have taken advantage of the warmth of the kitchen, the company of the TV, and great (new) lighting to sew the facing on the piece. I have about 40' of facing and about 14' of sleeve. Need serious TV for that.
Well, the quilt is off the longarm and now ready to pin every so often to the design wall. I will then lightly spray it with water to block it. Here it is laying on its side, as I don't have 11 foot walls. My next life.
I was caught on Tina's camera in my Lake Havasu class on Friday. We are debating the merits of how to finish this quilt. What a great space to spread out and work. This is me on three hours of sleep, having forgotten my ability to straighten my wardrobe.
Sherri is working on her "In the Garden" block. I love all the color and the flood of sunlight. It was a spectacular day and a terrific group of women. And the perfect "zen" room of calm. Yes -- calm and paper piecing at the same time. Imagine that.
Today, these two wonderful Wyoming women took on the Half-Square Triangle Quilt at my workshop at Lake Havasu, Arizona. And our backdrop out the window (and I did indeed get the best view classroom) is the moved London Bridge. Really.
Plastic on the inside of my side door reveals the frost on the knob. Cold enough to ground my plane for tomorrow's flight. So, change of plan. But I will still get to Lake Havasu by Friday's class. If all goes well.
I popped in to the Schweinfurth's Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition on their closing day to get one more look at the works. Still thinking of my likes and dislikes. I very grateful that this collection of fiber works is so close by -- and that they would have my work as part of this show.
The leaves are finished, and now to button up the details, add the two large reeds, and join it all together. I used my silk-screened fabric along with my hand-dyed. I like the interplay of the graphics.