Sunday, February 23, 2014

Continuing with the magnolia quilt

I've posted pictures from Part II of the class Sisters in Cloth took from Kate Themel.
Link to that post on the Sisters' blog here.

Here's Kate explaining what we'll be doing:

And here I am trying to follow her directions. I'll post more pictures as I progress with the quilting.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Class with Kate Themel

Sisters in Cloth are lucky enough to be taking a class with Kate Themel. In Part I  we used her patterns to create magnolias. We did as many as time allowed, which in my case was two. Homework was to make as many more as we wished.

In addition to Kate's patterns, she provided us with kits containing fabrics dyed by Carol R. Eaton. We got to choose our colors. Isn't that background gorgeous?

Here is my piece ready for tomorrow, when we will quilt our masterpieces.

It's going to be fun to see everyone's creations. You can see Diane Wright's here and the Sisters at work here.

 I am really looking forward to the free-motion quilting, not one of my greatest skills. Maybe I'll be better after tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Starting Over

My blog, Fiber Art by Ruth Anne, was removed by Google. Maybe the blog was hacked. I don't know what happened, but I spent an awful lot of time trying to get it back.  Finally I decided it's not worth it, so I'm starting a new one.

This quilt, Community and Variety, was my entry in a recent Sisters in Cloth exhibit at the Guilford Public Library. The exhibit, Food for Thought: Inspired by the Library, was for the most part rather loosely interpreted by our members.

Below are the self portraits that  we created. Anyone who knows us well enough can pick out which portrait is which Sister.