Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Quilt Night

Here are a couple of projects from quilting class:
Louise with her strippy scrappy Lone Star.
I'm encouraging her to finish it and enter it in the big guild quilt show--it's very inspiring to see what can be done with small pieces!
This is Charlotte's big project. She's been working on it for quite a while now. Up close, you can see all the little squares--there are 24 different shades of blue in this one, to get the proper shading.

It's from a photograph of her granddaughter Tori, which through a fairly complex process was transferred to a graph and coded for assembly. The white "ruffle" is actually the interfacing it's been pressed to. Without going into great detail, the squares are laid out on fusible interfacing, ironed to adhere them, then the seams are sewn down. There's a book on the technique and I'll see if I can track it down--I'm blanking on it right now!

It was amazing when I took the pictures--the photographic aspect doesn't really show up unless you get a good distance from it. In the camera, it really came through. You might need to squint a little to "see" the image!
Anne was finishing the quilting on her "Divine Felines." This will go in her new home.
We don't know what her two dogs will think of it--but then, I don't think they are very critical of fabric cats.
And Gail's table runner. She was just getting ready to sew on the binding--so please imagine this with a narrow edge of dark green.

Well, that was some of what was going on tonight. We had a good class and a nice group of people. I'm crossing my fingers and toes that we can keep it up!!

I even got to knit a little tiny bit tonight, in between helping out with various projects. Yay for Tuesday quilting!!


DPUTiger said...

Yay for a bunch of my favorite people! I'm hoping now that I'm employed again and have more structure in my life, I'll be able to make more time to quilt guilt-free!

Knitting Linguist said...

Wow -- what gorgeous quilts. Yet another craft that I SO admire that I will.not.take.up at this time (so say I). :)

mary said...

Lovely quilt post! I esp love Charlotte's big quilt of her granddaughter. So special!

Sheepish Annie said...

Wow. You walk among artists. You are an artist...and you hang out with them, too.

I need to get a more interesting life.

Priscilla said...

Do you know the name of the book yet, the one that teaches the technique Charlotte used for the quilt of her granddaughter? I love it! Very smashing.

Toujours gai, Mehitabel!

in Michigan

(I just found you today.)