Tuesday This ‘N That…

Here is the piece I started the other day. The quilt is red orange and blue green.  So I used blue green rayon thread on the red orange part and red orange thread on the blue green part.  I quilted a pattern and left parts of it unquilted, which, in the end, made another design, because the unquilted parts “pouf” a bit.  Can you see the “stripes” in the red part?


They are very subtle… if you click to enlarge, you might see it better.



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I’m not sure that it’s done…I was thinking of doing something in those “poufs” but I don’t think I want big contrast, so I may just let it be.

On another note, I am working on a lecture/demo on Journal Quilt techniques.  This is a sample I did today using painted fusible web and dryer sheets on a gessoed quilt block.  The two metal pieces aren’t attached, but I like the looks of them.  I may use them…I may not.  I’ve been hoarding them because I couldn’t get any more.


I shut the phone off today.  I can’t stand it when it rings while I am trying to concentrate.  And I only have two weeks left to plan this lecture and workshop.  I have to be able to think.  So I left a very polite message that I was working very hard on a class and wouldn’t be able to answer the phone today…it was heaven.

New thermofax screens arrived in the mail today…then I remembered…I forgot to send her toner copies.  Well…they still worked…printed on my Epson inkjet printer.  I guess there is carbon in that there black ink.  Lucky day for me indeed.


  1. Loving the Red/Green piece! I like the way you did horizontal lines on one half and vertical on the other.
    I could see a line of beaded fringe off the b/w stripe…but that is my addiction:)

  2. What you can’t see very well in these pictures, especially the blue-green area, is that the areas that AREN’T quilted form a design too. In the red area the unquilted “stripes” show up, but in the green it is hard to see in photos. Now that I am some time away from making this….I am thinking of a possibly radical change….perhaps some discharge paste brushed lightly on it for some depth? Could be interesting, but I have some trepidation…still no name for it yet. As for the discharge paste, I expect I will go for it at some point…that’s just how I am.

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