Sunday, February 8, 2015

Machine Quilting workshop

I took a four-day workshop with Jill Schumacher this past week.  I spent most of the time on two quilts.  It was a great time of work and fellowship.  I got lots of great ideas - now to implement them.

This whole cloth on dupioni silk is one of Jill's designs.

The silk is difficult to work with.  It slides all over the place.  Using red, silk thread on a shinny, slippery, red fabric made it difficult to see where I'd been.  I thought black on black was hard!  This is the largest silk pieced I've tried.  32 x 39 inches.

I marked this Thursday night, added the trapunto work Friday in class,
basted it Friday night, and started the quilting Saturday in class.
The feathers are done.  I'm working on the grid work.

This is the quilt I started at a Cindy Needham workshop 1 1/2 years ago.  I needed to do all the background quilting.  I was hoping to finish it for Best of the Valley, but I've decided it bead it so it will have to wait for the 2016 show.  Friends at the workshop helped me decide on what type of beads to use.

I've almost finished the background quilting.
My eyes got tired making all those "pearls".
42 x 42 inches

Thanks for checking in.


  1. Love the double grid work on the red silk border. It's going to be so pretty when done and your Cindy Needham quilt is great. Glad you enjoyed your workshop - can't wait to hear more about it.

  2. Lovely! Absolutely stunning, on both counts. :)