A number of beautiful fiber art pieces this month: four weavers, one spinner, two knitters, two quilters and one dyer contributed photos and information about their work. Since this month’s meeting is virtual, the the photos and captions are thanks to the weavers, spinner, knitters, quilters and dyer whose work is presented.
I finished most of Summer Poppies during the quarantine. I had bought the pattern and selected batik quarters when a Valpo quilt shop went out of business. After choosing the fabrics (the fun part) and tracing, cutting and ironing on the pieces, I added light-weight backing and machine-stitched around all the pieces, all edges. My Viking isn’t an embroidery model so a few edges look a little chewed. I thought I was nearly finished! Then I read page 2 of the directions for the trapunto effect. Anything Italian sounds nice, so I took the next steps which required a thicker batt, which I didn’t have. Should I risk our lives to go to Walmart? Of course. Fortunately in my stash I discovered the perfect fabric for the back and with only 8 more finicky hours of machine stitching, I was done. Phew! Thank goodness for the quarantine! Now the question is where to hang it.