Monday, July 25, 2016

Threadology with Philippa Naylor

Last week a friend and I went to Superior Threads, St. George, Utah, for four days with Philippa Naylor.  It was not a class to make a project, but rather four days to learn her techniques:  precision piecing, curved piecing, applique, and finishing techniques.  I learned a lot!!

The building seemed to be camouflaged.  It
blended in with the mountain.  Mother Superior
told us the red dirt would make any building
red, so why not just start with that color.

These is what we made for Precision Piecing.
1/2 square triangles, square in a square, mitered borders.

Our curved piecing sample.  My first border matches my background so
the star would appear to float in the sky.  I'll add another border for more practice.
Philippa had this pattern for us, but gave us instruction on how to make our own.

I tried to take photos so I could remember the techniques.
How to prep a sharp corner for applique.

How to make a narrow rouleau strip.

After the workshop, we stayed two extra days and went to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.  I had been before, but it was about 40 years ago.  It was Barb's first time.  The two parks are very different but each has something special.  We did a little hiking and lots of "ohh"ing and "ahhh"ing.  It was interesting to see the changes in the desert scenery throughout the trip.

Zion National Park.  You are at the bottom looking up.

Bryce Canyon National Park.  You're on top looking down.

Of course we visited quilt shops.  The shop in Hurricane, UT, told us of an event in the history of Panguitch.  Quilts saved the town!  The town celebrate this historic event every June.

Thanks for checking in.