Sunday, May 8, 2011
Pansy Wall Hanging and More
A few weeks ago my mom and I had the pleasure of taking a class from Patsy Thompson.
Her quilts are really neat to see on her blog, but the pictures on internet are no way near the pleasure of seeing them up close in person. I learned many new techniques like thread painting. Thread painting is something completely new to me, but it's a lot of fun. I see more thread painting in my future.
I wasn't quite sure how I was going to quilt this wall hanging and decided to try to quilt feathers around my pansy flower. Below is a practice feather using Highlights 40 weight polyester thread from Superior Threads.
I also tried a different background filler that goes with feathers, but fades into the background with the white thread I used. Patsy does a similar background design in her pansy quilt.
I added the feathers one curve at a time until I was happy with what I was looking at.
I did echo quilt around all the feathers to highlight them a little more. Thank you Patsy for a wonderful class I had a great time and learned a lot. I hope to have the pleasure of taking another class from you in the future. Please check out Patsy's Home Page, there are many things there for you to explore!
Last Sunday afternoon I enjoyed a trip to Sauder's Museum. Below is a picture of my sister, Jenny, with a quilt that I helped her with many years ago.
Here is my Mom and her quilt, Diamonds Jubilee. It was a fun day with family and friends. Check out my sister's blog for two other quilts that were in the show.
Happy Mother's Day Mom!
I owe you "sew" much!