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."


  1. I love seeing all your projects. Cathey, I was in your Louisa Smith class and I love seeing your progress. It's turning out beautifully!

  2. Thanks so much for checking out our stuff!! I'm going to couch some wild fibers between the curves and do something to make the flowers pop. They are not in their final position yet , they're just laying there for the picture... I hope to see you at the gathering next year, happy quilting !!!!