Monday, June 05, 2017

Another Class Sample -and a Plan

It is so much fun making the samples for my upcoming class.  One more top for a pillow is pieced and trimmed.  I am debating whether I should go ahead and make it into a pillow cover or save it to show the process.  I will need at least one top ready to show how to layer, pin and sew it into a pillow cover.
Here it is as it is right now.
This one has two pieces of hand woven fabric in addition to several scrappy pieces of quilting fabric.  Three of those are hand dyed fabrics.  The other four are commercial prints.

As I was cleaning and organizing,  I saw the box that my Electric Quilt 7 software came in. When I picked it up, it was HEAVY.  So I looked inside.   There is a book that comes with EQ7 - and it is 272 pages!  I started looking at it and decided I needed to make real use of it.
The information is fantastic.  It even says "learn here" on the cover. Sigh, and I relegated it to the shelf.

My goal is to go through it doing everything. When I find something that I deem "cool" I plan to post about it. I hope I am not learning so much I forget to blog. 

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Jeanna said...

I like the pillow top, Gene. How was it sewing the woven pieces with the cotton?

I still haven't opened my EQ7 box. You've inspired me to do so...I wonder if I have a book.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

As a teacher myself, I recommend saving this one to show how to sew it all together. If you happen to make another one before class then you can finish one of them. It really pays to have "in progress" pieces for a class. So many of us are visual learners.

Rhonda said...

I know your class will be a great success. Showing the steps of how you do it will allow your students to see how easy it all works.
As for the EQ box...I giggled when I read that part. It is so like up quilters to hold off reading the instructions and just plunging in head first. I do it all the time and then finally get the book out....LOL!!!

Marlene said...

I love the colours in this pillow top. Have you considered making garments using this technique? I think combining commercial fabric with handwoven really highlights the handwoven fabric even more than if only handwoven was used.