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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

More Class Samples...

I have had this beautiful embroidered silk piece in my stash for quite awhile and after discovering the new Bosal woven stabilizer I felt confident to quilt it. I wanted to show you a couple "before" pictures prior to being quilted. It was obviously very wiggly and paper thin. I carefully ironed the Bosal stabilizer to the back...added a wool batting and a beautiful Jacquard fabric to the back...and then went to town on the quilting.
I am using Superior threads #100 filament Kimono Silk thread for the quilting. I decided on an overall feather filler background that I discovered on Leah Day's website. The hardest part of quilting this piece is stopping...I am thoroughly enjoying quilting this beautiful background. I'm still trying to figure out how I'm going to do the flower border but will share that when it happens.
I am also creating some class samples for my design workshops and for another "up and coming" event. I am teaching my students how to divide and conquer a space using simple lines. The feather started with a simple "S" and then I made it my own. I divided the background into smaller units using the 45 degree mark on my ruler and then filled it in with various background designs. This piece was created from a smooth Dupioni silk that I purchase from my retreat vendor, Fabric of Vision. I always support her economy at every retreat and LOVE this silk. I am using my smaller scraps, piecing them together, and creating these wonderful pieces. I have another one in the works that I will share later. My next project is getting ready for my Free Motion Quilt Challenge that will be featured on Sew Cal Gal's blogspot next month. I will be teaching "The Basic Three" designs and showing you how to use these to create almost any design. I'll also be showing you how to start/stop your quilting lines, get your "humm purr" and have lots of downloadable handouts to boot. If you're not familiar with this Challenge be sure to check it out...it's full of great information from some amazing teachers. Hugs, Cindy :)

6 comments:

Karen said...

Oh my.....sigh. The silk is beautiful. Yummy. But then everything you do is yummy.

Mosaic Magpie said...

I find myself clicking on all the links, so I won't miss any information you are sharing with us. The S shaped feather is stunning and the so well complimented with the small squares.
Deb

regan said...

Every picture is stunning! I absolutely love your work! Thanks for sharing it with us! And I can't wait to see how you quilt the flower section of that beautiful piece.

PattyBYoung said...

Beautiful!

Rosemary said...

I've been doing the Free Motion Quilting Challenge and I can't wait until your tutorial! I'm sure I'll learn so much!

Jacquelin said...

Precioso. ¿Qué telas utilizas?¿algún tipo de estabilizador para la tela? Estoy participando en el FMQ Challenge 2012 y después de haber mirao una y otra vez el tutorial estoy preparada para ponerme a practicar. Pronto verás mis resultados. Felicidades por tu hermoso trabajo.