Monday, April 19, 2010

International Quilt Festival April 2010 in Chicago

Wow! This was the best quilt class yet! This year I only took two classes, but one was 2 days long and I loved every minute of it. It was taught by David Taylor - called Picture Applique. (Check out his web site I choose an ambitious project and it will take a long time to complete, but I'm sure I will. The large picture is the size the quilt will be. It is of Amy's dogs Lucky and Rufus. Such a sweet picture. It will be fun to see it come to life.

After starting to piece the quilt together, I quickly realized that I had too many tiny pieces, so I revised some of the design and will do the rest as I go along. I also didn't have enough usible fabric, which was disappointing. I guess I'll have to shop, (It's hard to say that without smiling,) tho I had bought dozens of pieces of fabric. This is the first actual quilting class I have taken. Some of the more experienced students showed up with suitcases full of fat quarters! 100's of pieces!!

The Goat Quilt is Tinker, from David's barnyard collection. You can view them all on his web site. The detail and uniform stitches, all by hand, are incredible. The whole thing is created with small pieces of fabric, carefully chosen, and appliqued in place. Additional machine stitching and hand embroidery add detail, then the piece is quilted in tiny, even stitches. INCREDIBLE!

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed ur classes. It wasn't in the budget for me this year but i did go to the show for a few hours on Friday which was enjoyable.