Hey – it’s been a while so here’s a quick update on what I’ve been up to…
If you follow my Facebook you’ll know that I finally submitted my first draft! That was definitely a challenge getting my modern Quilt As You Go technique into clear and concise words. Now I have 3 weeks to finish 4 more quilts plus a home dec pillow, PLUS adding backing and binding on 9 quilts! YIKES. Wish me luck!!!
Anyway, here’s the latest…
Remember these pretty fabrics I posted a while back? They’re from the Clementine collection by Dear Stella.
Here’s a sneak peak of what I did with them:
Here’s a detail shot of my quilting. As I’ve been working on the book, my technique has continued to evolve. I just love how intricate you can get with the quilting without needing a fancy sewing machine. This may look like free-motion quilting, but I actually used a straight-line stitch setting. I simply moved the block left and right underneath the presser foot to make it sew a wavy line. It’s a damn good feeling when you can say you’ve finished a quilt, patchwork and quilting.
Also, I just had to share this beautiful and inspiring quilt that Tiffany, my friend and fellow fabricholic, made after taking my improv Quilt as You Go class. This is all her. No patterns were followed. It has a beautiful mix of abstract and traditional looking blocks. It’s near completion, all she needs to do is bind it. (btw, if you’re interested in taking a class I should have some new ones up in late September. I’ve been on a temporary hiatus for the book).
Tiffany’s beautiful quilt will be featured in the book. 🙂
Last but not least, I got a very nice package in the mail the other day that made me a very happy girl.
Thanks Michael Miller Fabrics for the hookup! This collection is called Waterfront Park. I’ll be working with these next, so check out my Facebook for updates. 🙂 I’m always posting pretty pictures.
Happy Friday all!