Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Our theme for November was "lines."

Melanie: In October Carol Anne Grotrian taught an indigo dyeing & shibori class at our quilt guild (NBQA). I decided to use pieces from that workshop for my project. In the piece I used "ice dyed" fabric overdyed using pole wraped and folded shibori techniques, 2 other shibori/indigo cottons, a piece of dyed & stamped linen, orange, white and navy silk, and finally, I used some of the string used to tie up the shibori in the dyeing process.  

Mary: This is a "Line Study," using metallic thread, couched yarns, antique buttons, and reverse applique. Hard to see in this photo, but there are also "pintucked" lines within the black fabric.

Marcia: I LOVE silk. I have recently acquired quite a few pieces and decided to use them in this project. All the "lines" are made from pieces of silk. Many of them frayed quite a bit in the process because I did not stabilize or fuse them. That made them difficult to work with but in the end, the effect of the frayed edges on the piece is quite nice.

Cathey: I have just returned from "A Quilters Gathering," in New Hampshire where I took 2 classes from Lyric Kinard. One of the many techniques we tried was foiling and using fusible thread. Based on that, I experimented by using fusible thread with glitter. The result is my piece this month. It incorporates batik fabric, fusible thread, glitter, and couched glittery cording.
I also took a class with Louisa Smith. That class was Lines and Curves. Here is my project from that class in progress:

Linda: I have sort of killed "2 birds with one stone" here. I am trying to get Christmas project finished. I made this table runner from a great border fabric. It is quite linear so it sort of fits the bill for "lines."