Saturday, February 8, 2014

Machine quilting workshop

I've spent the past 4 days with Jill Schumacher (Quiltmaker to the Queen!).  It's been fun and very instructional with lots of time to practice, practice, practice.  The class has concentrated on whole cloth ideas, but she's shared a lot about quilting other types of quilts. Many of us have brought in tops and she's helped with ideas for quilting. 

She gave her take on designing your own quilting designs.  Specifically, I've wanted to design a 65 x 65 inch whole cloth and she gave me ideas on where to start.  I used stencils and came up with one 40 x 40 to work on this week.   AND I go back again tomorrow for one more day.

This is 1/4 of my original design - in progress.  Blue marks are still
visible.  I used trapunto on most of what you see.  Pearls will be added
next to the cable.  Stippling will help bring out the pattern even more.

This is a table runner I used as my first "warm up" project.
Blue marks are still visible.

Close up of the "warm up" project.  Jill calls the background design
"Jill's Waffles".  I wanted a dense pattern to help the design pop.
There is no trapunto on this project.
Thanks for checking in.


  1. wow - those are going to be great. what a wonderful feather in the top one.

  2. That must have been pure heaven for you! I am so jealous. Maybe next year.