This week's inspiration is provided by Irma Lubbe. She has sent us another of her beautiful applique quilts. She mostly used the gradients Sugar Maple, Woodlands, Jenny Lake, Sunshine and Shadows, Navaho for elements of the quilt and added other fabrics for the flowers and squiggles.
Here's her message about the creation of this quilt:
"I designed, sewed, and quilted this piece, again using techniques I learned a few years ago in a Jane Sasssaman workshop, "Abstracting from Nature". The thin stems were fused in place but every other element (each petal, leaf, etc.) was straight-stitched in place and then machine-appliqued with a zigzag stitch. After zigzagging, I added the quilt backing. Each element was then outlined in Sew Sassy 12 weight thread, which became part of the quilting, as did the details on the leaves. I added "floaters" (single units of a decorative stitch) to complete the quilting."
For sharing, Irma received a 20% coupon for the shop that's good for 3 months! If you have made anything with my hand dyed fabric I hope you will consider sharing it in the Customer Gallery. The only rule is that projects have to be complete. It doesn't have to be made totally from hand dyed fabric, just include a recognizable amount.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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