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Thursday, March 1, 2012
English Paper Piecing
My dear friend Ann Kimble gave me this beautiful English Paper Pieced top. This was in exchange for the knitted hat I made for her.. I kept looking at it all year, and decided to take it to camp for suggestions on how to quilt it.. As much as I love hand quilting, lots of time is involved in that, so I knew I had to do machine quilting.
After chatting about the variable ways of completing the task.. I sat down at my sewing machine and just started hoping that ideas would come, and fast.. Echo quilting was what first came to mind,, then I thought I should add some leaf shapes. I could stuff some green yarn and really make them trupunto, how ever.. Isn't it fun to have something finished.. You can't see it, but I used variegated threads on the sides and in the lower block areas.. This was fun and it even has the binding and sleeve! Now, I can hang it and really enjoy! Done is so wonderful!
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,