Monday, August 08, 2011

Projects and more Projects

In the spring, I took an online wholecloth class at www.MQResource.com. I have mixed feelings about the class, but there were definitely some things learned. Several months later, I am starting my own wholecloth quilt. I worked on the design during the class, had it enlarged a month ago, and even bought the silk Radiance fabric a month or more ago. Once it arrived, I was too timid to touch it. It's silky, sheer, and will not tollerate pick-out so I have to stitch it correctly the first time. Now, that is daunting!
So naturally, with at least 3 other projects started, I decided to lay this out and start marking. It's not my nature to actually mark all those feathers. I thought long and hard about just going at it free-hand, as that is my nature. But I figured I'd follow the suggestions of the class just this one first time. As it turns out, this champagne colored silk is sheer enough that I don't need a light box. I can pin the fabric to my 36" pattern and trace away!

Now, off to pick out a binding and redo it with a piping. Yikes, that sounds like a TON of work!


4 comments:

Desley said...

Looks lovely - I don't know where you find the time for all these projects.

Laura said...

I'm curious to see how this progresses--I have a harder time trying to follow lines than doing the quilting freehand. Also curious about how the Radiance fabric quilts, I've had some for about a year now that I haven't dyed or used in anything. Good luck!

Barbara said...

You'll be amazed at how easy it is to sew on the Radiance and if you have to pick out some, once you wash it -you won't be able to tell where you picked. Love your design.

curious - who's wholecloth quilt class did you take?

LynCC said...

That fabric's going to be pretty quilted up!