Friday, 5 February 2010

city & guilds stuff - part 2

The next step was to slice the main piece again and insert the remaining smaller units.

Nance Crow has her quilts hand quilted, but I machine quilted mine. I haven't done much in the way of hand quilting for the last 10 years so it wasn't a difficult decision! She mainly uses straight lines or grids so that's what I did too.

After I'd finished the quilting and looked at it, I decided to do some little wavy, swirly bits in a few places.

I really enjoyed making this and I have a few ideas on how I can go further with this technique - all I need is the time coz I sure don't need any more fabric for it!

city & guilds stuff - part 1

One of the activities I had to do for my city & guilds course was to choose 3 internationally known quilters and make a little quilt based on their style. The first quilter I chose was Nancy Crow. I love her work, I find her inspirational. I decided to focus on her strip pieced quilts and tried to strip piece without it being anything like Nancy's work. I needn't have worried - mine is like kindergarten work to her wonderful quilts!
I wanted to use some of my hand dyed fabrics so I chose 3 of them as well as some quilter's muslin and a grey homespun.
I cut them into strips of varying widths then pieced them together into several different units.
Then sliced the biggest unit apart and stitched in two smaller units joined end to end.
More in part two...