We had three sewing machines all running at the same time yesterday. Granddaughters Skye (left) and Tamara (right) are in town. Check out the place mats they made. Tamara is enthralled with the animals in SPX Fabrics' Plains of Africa collection. The placemat she is holding has lions, and the placemat she made with the zebras is above Skye's head. And she quilted - free motion - around the animals. Meanwhile, Skye pieced the Friendship Braid for her quilt, using pieces cut with the ruler designed by her granddad. Not to be outdone by her sister, she stitched in the ditch along all of the sewing lines. As you can tell from the picture on the right, these placemats were finished - by the girls - by bringing the back to the front for a one-inch border with mitered corners. Grandma and granddad slept well last night.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
You can tell that our students were having entirely too much fun in their Fabric Painting class. It was a great day for heliography ("sun painting"); earlier in the day, you may have seen several treated pieces of fabric lying on the sidewalk in front of the shop, "soaking up" the sun. And it was a great day for showing off some of the other techniques which the students explored; many thanks to Linda Nystrom for sharing this picture.