Sunday, September 25, 2016

Quilting Border

I got bogged down when I went to quilt the borders for the practice quilt.  Since it is being put together QAYG (quilt as you go), I could line up all borders on the longarm and that seemed like a perfect way to get a uniform design.  But, I couldn't decide on a design.  Feathers seemed too formal compared to the rest of the quilt.  I ended up just doing random designs, experimenting and improvising.  I think these will work well

The border fabric is a green.  It is woven one way green and the other orange.  I quilted it with the orange.  Colors don't show up really well in some of these photos.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Joining Quilt As You Go Blocks

I am still working on the practice piece from RaNae Merrill's group on Quilt Mastery.  I've never done the joining of a quilt as you go project so that has been an interesting experience for me.  Somehow I made two sashings too wide so I had to do some seam ripping, but I hope to finish this little quilt this weekend.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Screen Printing Class

Ginny Eckley spoke to our guild on Thursday.  This is her website

There were workshops Friday and Saturday.  I attended Silk-Screening The Easy Way on Friday.  It was a lot of fun.  She is a good teacher. 

Pictures below are mostly the pieces I did though the shot of the floor show some of my classmate's work also.  I especially liked playing with multiple colors.  I am not sure what I am going to do with these pieces of fabric after I heat set them.  I do have most of the screens (except for turtles and large leaf sprigs) from the class kit.