Here are 4 videos showing several different techniques used for applique which can then be quilted in a Trapunto style. I will be teaching this in two classes in September, hope you can join me.
I then quilted the entire piece using two thicknesses of wadding then cutting away all but the featured areas of the clouds and the boat.
I then added a third piece of wadding and sewed again around the featured areas and free motioned the background areas.
Today I had the first of the summer catch up sessions. We had borders, foundation piecing kimonos, off centre log cabin and even a prototype for a quilt I’m designing for Woodlands hospice. Great to see people who are now venturing out.
While Mollie Moxie is staying with me, I want to quilt as many pieces as possible to showcase what she can do. Many of us struggle with the last stage of making a quilt which is why I’ve invested in Mollie and along with Diane , want to teach longarm quilting so you can rent time on her and quilt with confidence .
Last week we had a special visit from Sue McCormack who has previously been joining us via Zoom. She brought her kimono tessellation hanging do we could see her beautiful embroidery. Sue explained the technique and allowed us all to enjoy her amazing work.
After what seems the shortest term, we had the last session today before our summer break. We all tried free motioning spirals, Greek keys and letters. I was so impressed and proud of everyone ‘s work. We discussed projects for the autumn as well as our border quilt
Almost full attendance tonight which was fantastic. So lovely to listen to the chatter and laughter, just what we need. On top of that, there were some fantastic quilting exercises to enjoy.
We had couple of tricky free motion exercises to try today and like seasoned experts, everyone had a go and pulled them off. Then they set them aside and carried on with their own work. What a great bunch of women.
I don’t know why a switch suddenly moves and free motion work flows. It is so satisfying to watch people who have been patchworking for years or are new to the craft, become fluid in the movement and produce lovely shapes and patterns.
Tonights class also had a go at the quilting exercises then got back to tessellation work and borders for our class quilt.
All classes will be joining in the free motion exercises as part of the regular sessions. We still have our Zoom participants joining in from home. I’m really happy with everyone’s work, well done ladies.
They had to fill a 6 inch square, one inch at a time. Any shape or design, just go for it and they did.