Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MQX West

I had a quick visit to the Portland, OR, Machine Quilter's Exposition. My Brother and SIL drove down from Tacoma, WA and stayed at the same hotel.

I only had Saturday at the show. I took a hands on class with Grace Anderson on doing overall quilting she calls Oregon Matelasse

mat·e·las·sé   /ˈmɑtləˌseɪ; Fr. matəlɑˈseɪ/ Show Spelled[maht-luh-sey; Fr. matuh-lah-sey] Show IPAnoun an embossed, compound fabric woven on a dobby or Jacquard loom.
Also, mat·e·las·se, mat·el·las·se.
Origin: 1880–85; < French, past participle of matelasserto quilt, derivative of matelasmattress

These are pictures of my practice piece. (It looks lumpy because I draped it over the couch for a quick picture)  I need to work on smother, spacing etc. I also find that I don't feel comfortable combining so many motifs. Perhaps that will improve with more practice.

1 comment:

  1. Now that looks like fun. There're some great ideas in your practice pieces, thank you for showing them.