Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Have to Use My Imagination...

Mmmm. Even Jacob from Twilight couldn't make wolf themed panels fashionable again. "What to do?" thought Kathy. What to do?...


 Here's some evidence that the  panel was the raw material  for the quilt top. Don't look at this for too long,  it does weird things to your mind!

Kathy has now got many of us interested in this technique (which is well explained in the pictured book). People began mentally picturing their stack stinkers and how they might finally have some use for them.

Now you might wonder how we can face hexagons again after working on the charity quilt, but it's just like child birth. You forget the pain and focus on the result! (Or have amnesia until you are in the thick of it again!) 

Here's my first attempt. 

What great quilts for the bed ridden etc. You can stare at them for ages, as each hexagon has different details. 
And I know it's a sacrilege to mess with Kaffe's beautiful fabrics, but I'm really curious to see what the technique will produce from this design. Red or blue domination? 
What else is happening?
We wished Mel a fond farewell this week. She is taking her sunny smile to chilly England. Hope the move goes well. We will miss you.
And here are some of the farewell we blocks we made for Mel.

And now for something completely different...

 For a minute we thought Andrea had mixed up her cooking and quilting groups as she industriously wrapped little parcels in tin foil. But it turns out she taught us a brilliant way to get sharp edged circles for appliqué. 

Place a piece of tinfoil behind your fabric circle and NON MELTING template. wrap edges over firmly and iron. Hey Presto! Edges are so sharp you can remove the template and sew circle to backing. 

Bye for now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a clever idea using the tin foil. Will try that. Thanks.