Brightening Life with Creativity,
one day at a time...
I just finished this quilted jacket that I started back in April and I am excited to have it done! It was actually more challenging than I had anticipated, partly due to working with a diagonal stripe. I managed to use up the fabric I had purchased with only scraps left over, and still achieve the stripes going the correct direction! When I first purchased this fabric, I couldn't quite envision how it was all going to come together, but I am pleased with the result.
It's funny how different "quilting" seems when you are going to wear the final product! Color choices and pattern selection take on a whole new dimension when you put the item on, instead of hang it up or lay it on
a bed! :)
My favorite part is actually the back. The pin weaving was a first for me and even though I have heard many quilters groan in protest over the process, I rather enjoyed it! I am thinking of ways I can incorporate the weaving into my fiber art pieces as well. Pretty neat!
I am starting a new series of classes at a local quilt store this fall. Every month, we will make a different row of blocks that focus on a different technique. In the end, we will have seven rows that feature everything from strip piecing to half and quarter square triangles. We're even going to dabble in a little bit of machine applique! Then we'll piece the rows together, add some neat borders and have a great lap quilt. I purchased batiks for the sample (one is still missing, but on order....a deep grape purple) and they are pictured above. I can't wait to see this come together and I''m even more excited to help some other ladies make their own! :)
Fiber artist, wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 2 awesome kids
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