Monday, November 12, 2012

FACE It - Art Quilt Fun

Can you believe that I taught two different classes in two different towns within one week?  What fun!  This one was called Face It - Art Quilt Fun at Sew Unique in Mountain Home.  Much closer to home and once again great fun.  I am so tickled when I teach a class and folks have a good time and enjoy themselves trying something that they have never tried before.

The sample for this class was Alyssa (shown to the right).  Check out this blog for July 3, 2012 for more photos of this quilt in progress.

The process for construction was taking unfused fabric scraps (unusual for me) and cutting them into approximate shapes to form the face shape.  Then tiny little bits of glue hold the pieces together until the whole thing is fused in place.

Quilting the edges of every single piece is the next step and requires diligence and determination - especially if you actually bury every thread end.  But the overall look is that of a fabric jigsaw puzzle.

As always I was just so impressed by the work that the students did (shown below).  The colors and combinations of fabric they selected were just a wonderful Visual Feast!  Am I just lucky to get great students or what???

And of course one of the really great things about teaching a class at a fabric store is that we got to carry around the faces to find the PERFECT background fabric.  Much more fun that just having your own fabric stash at home to choose from!

Aren't these faces just wonderful?  Of course they are still at the stage I call the "ugly stage" because the quilting adds such amazing detail and definition.  I really hope that I get to see the finished quilts some day.       barbara

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