Tuesday, September 5, 2017

August projects

I just finished the second block in Susan Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore” quilt. It is needleturn applique with embroidered details. All the rigging is embroidered with 50-weight applique thread. 
I am calling this piece “Mish-Mash” because it is a small piece full of leftover bits – Tyvek, Mylar, Angelina, metal mesh, cheesecloth, charms, and then a bunch of machine and hand stitching. I created it for a short segment I’ll be taping for “Quilting Arts TV.”

And this is “Totality,” made to commemorate the total solar eclipse that I witnessed in August. (Charlotte, NC, was not in the path of totality, but we got to enjoy some of the eclipse here.) The moon and the rays of the sun peeking out behind it are made with Angelina, and this piece also contains other unusual fibers and materials.