Sunday, February 26, 2017

Reverse Appliqué Quilt in Process

Teaching has been keeping me way too busy lately, as it does. Haven't had much time to do my own work, but made a little progress on my reverse appliqué piece. I basted together all four layers of fabric. Then I drew my design on tracing paper which I pinned to the quilt. Next, I carefully stitched through all the layers on the machine. Later in the week, I removed the tissue paper and next I will be cutting through the top layer to reveal other fabrics.

Did a little practice on this piece prior to the above to make sure I'd be able to tear off all the tissue paper.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Reverse Applique

It's been nice having today and last Monday off to work a little bit on my quilt for our Cutting Edge Group's PIQF show. I'm using a reverse appliqué process. I haven't done much reverse appliqué, but like how it looks and think it will be the perfect way to do my idea.

Here are a few examples of my prior work with reverse appliqué.

This is part of a quilt I made for for my Master's Show back in 2010.  I really liked this part of the quilt, but the rest, not that much. I had four pieces of fabric layered together and machine stitched a design on the top layer. Then I just cut through the outlined areas to reveal some of each fabric here and there.

This is a vest I made way back when, can't even remember when,  that also has reverse appliqué.

Talk about having a target on your back!

The front was woven, fused strips.  I still enjoy wearing it now and then.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Notan Projects

My students recently completed their Notan projects. Notan is the Japanese design concept which focuses on a balance of light and dark, positive and negative.  Students made some amazing pieces.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

New Quilt Beginnings

I've been working on a new quilt idea in my head and sketchbooks for months.  Over the past few weeks, as time allows, I've made a bit of a start on it.

I'm doing reverse appliqué techniques. I like how the soy wax batik shows through the dark top. More fabrics need to be added to the back and more cutting through from the front needed as well.