Fabric Fusion is finished after three years! I began this quilt in a class I took at QuiltCon with Weeks Ringle. The quilt is designed by Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio.
I used a large variety of fabrics in this quilt: batiks, florals, tone-on-tones, modern, Kaffe Fassett, and traditional prints. They all “go” together because of the values I chose. Weeks spent a lot of time with us, explaining what to look for in our stash. Those of us that brought fabrics were helped to weed out those fabrics that weren’t appropriate and to incorporate others (sometimes from another person in the class!) that were unexpected but a much more interesting choice.
The quilt was machine quilted with a walking foot and a stretched out zig-zag.
First I quilted the vertical lines and then the horizontal. I like the texture that is created.
I didn’t measure the lines, I just estimated the spacing. You can see in the detail of the back above that the quilting lines are not perfectly spaced. Do you mark your quilting lines?
Soon I will be attending Quilt Canada 2016. This year it will be held in Toronto and I decided to take some classes. Jane Sassaman is teaching a class called: Abstracting from Nature (designs class). This class requires us to bring in a live bouquet or close-up photos of flowers including leaves, buds and so on to use as a springboard to design our own quilt. The design will not be a representation of the flower, rather the finished design will be a an abstraction. I am looking forward to taking this class, I love Jane’s bold designs and her use of colour.
I looked through my photo album and pulled a few photos that I really liked in preparation for this class.
This is my favourite photo of berries.
I like how the sunlight sparkles on the leaves and berries.
This amazing silent auction will feature many beautiful miniature quilts created by our talented guild members and donated to raise funds for: 416 Community Support for Women
I have donated 2 quilts to this worthwhile cause:
Please come out to see all the beautiful mini quilts, start your Christmas shopping early and bring home a beautiful piece of art. Enjoy coffee or tea, dessert and the company of a fun group of people.
See you this Wednesday night (I’ll be helping serve coffee and cake, come say hello!)