Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Feeling Groovy

Well I've been working like a mad woman on my UFOs. And I'm actually getting some of them completed. Oh how good that feels.

In the last two blog posts I shared a couple of quilts I'm working on. One of those will be a king size quilt for my bed and I finished the piecing of that quilt top this morning. JOY!!! Now I need to purchase some backing fabric and piece that together and then I can hand it off to my long arm quilter. More JOY!

And the dotty quilt is completely pieced together. I need to get a picture of that one yet. Next step for that quilt is to sandwich it and start quilting.

And here are a couple of other projects I've finished. First up is a quilt I had partially finished from a class I taught at my LQS. In the class we used Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow and painted two pieces of fabric. One was to create a gradation, which you can see in the outer borders in the quilt below. And the other painting technique we did was to put rubber bands all over the fabric to create some color patterning (which is my center panels in the quilt below). And finally in the class we created free form quilts that are fused and free motion quilted.

And here is the next project I started and completed today. A composition notebook cover. The Technique of the Month over at 3 Creative Studios right now is free-motion couching taught to us by Leslie Vaskey McNeil. So I thought, since I have this free motion couching foot for my sewing machine, I would give this a try. I had played with this technique briefly when I purchased the presser foot but hadn't gone back to it.