Monday, December 16, 2013

Quilt Collage Class Update

I've been taking the quilt collage class with Amy Ropple for 4 weeks now.
Here are some pictures of the progress I've made with my quilt.

This was my original drawing, which turned out to be a bit complicated,

so I simplified it and cut out shapes from fabric.

Then I added some fabric scraps and trims to the border,

added black tulle over everything and machine quilted the whole thing.

I've started adding beads and will continue this in the next class on Wednesday.

This is a very different approach to appliqué than what I'm used to -
no fusing at all, so beading is much easier with softer fabric.
The overlayer of black tulle holds everything down and adds a depth to all the colors -
hard to see in this photo.

I'll be happy to finish this project , but it has been a very enjoyable experience!
I'll post more photos later!

Hope your week is off to a good start!


Andrea said...

Wow...even in the photo, the tulle makes a dramatic difference. Have fun beading...this is going to be spectacular when finished!

Jennifer Richardson said...

You are so amazingly clever
and what a wonderful eye for beauty you have!
I LOVE your new header....the lavender fields.
And your sewing art is just stunning. Such an artist, you:)
Thanks for all the ways
you've made my life
lighter and brighter this year.
I'm grateful that our paths crossed.
Love and joy and grace,

Simone said...

Very detailed work Judy. I don't know if I would have the patience for so much stitching! x

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Oh Judy, this piece has turned out wonderfully. Those jewel-toned colours, the rich fabrics... Love, love, love it!! xx