I haven't blogged in a while--SHAME ON ME! Since the Wacky Pac returned from our Wacky Cruise, I just haven't gotten "back in the groove". I couldn't post all my pics, so decided to pick one of my favorites. Kathy and Kathleen standing on their balconys. Their rooms were 3 and 4 rooms down from mine. Isn't the water beautiful? We had such a great time!! I took 2 quilting classes, both applique, as that is where I am most lacking in skill. One taught by Robyn Pandolph and the other by Mary Jo Yackley. Mary Jo's was called Painterly Applique. The technique used painted fabric and back basted applique. She taught us to choose a certain part of the fabric to shade the applique piece. Robyn Pandolph's project was a journal cover. The technique is needle turn applique--very small circles and very skinny stems. All the pieces are glue basted in place so that when you start stitching, you don't have to stop for more steps. I enjoyed both very much. I finished Mary Jo's project on the ship and continue to work on Roybn's at home.
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Saturday, March 8, 2008
This is Robyn's example. The background is pieced and as you can see, the pieces are very small. Next photo is mine in progress. Roybn uses Guttermann silk thread for her applique. It is not fine thread and I have a hard time keeping it from showing. Robyn says to match the color to the fabric so that it doesn't matter if it shows. More later-----........