Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's in the Bag at Gloversville Sewing Center

Can't believe it has already been 2 weeks since I went to Gloversville Sewing Center to buy some orange fabric for the back of my daughter's wedding quilt!

But I found two fabrics that worked well together and luckily there was enough on the bolts, although I emptied one of them! And since I dropped over $100 dollars on this purchase, my shopping bag was 2 fat quarters sewn together. Clever and appreciated -- nice fabrics, too!

I have put together the back for the quilt in a checkerboard fashion using 15" squares of these two fabrics. (Sorry Adina, I just couldn't restrict myself to the use of just one fabric! But it will look great!)

I'm taking it to the longarm quilter's at the end of the month and she'll quilt it in May. Once I get it back I'm going to try to get a picture of it hanging off the second floor balcony of the Inn.

Now that that is done it is back to art quilts.

I made another "fields of promise" piece last Saturday and will finish putting the sleeve on it this Saturday. Then it will be ready to photograph.

Carol Taylor is teaching a workshop with us this week at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops and her vast arrange of fancy fibers for sale has put me in the mood to do a little couching of yarns myself - which I did on the Fields of Promise 2.

I was collecting fancy fibers way before I became a knitter. I like using them to cover the edges on raw edge applique. I love the sparkly stuff - great for adding the little bit of umpf to the lines of a piece.

I couched yarn or metallic cord over all of the Moon Series quilts. This is one of them.

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