Monday, August 17, 2015

Rama Lama Ding Dong

Rama Lama Ding Dong - isn't it just happy?  I so enjoyed making this art quilt as the co-juror for Dinner at Eight Artists newest juried invitational - "Affinnity." The size was another story - 40x40 - way out of my comfort zone, but it is part of the challenge. The swirl or spiral is probably one of the most difficult shapes to cut out by hand.  Sizzix launched two new die cuts at Spring Market.  One fits the Fabi (Big Shot) with a 6" die and the large one works with the Big Shot Pro, around 12." This is made with layers of fabrics, all fused with Mistyfuse and free motion machine quilted.  This art quilt will be shown in a special exhibit "Affinity" at the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston in October 2015

This smaller version is my sample quilt for the class that I am teaching at Festival in Houston.  It uses the same concept, two Sizzix machines and 3 dies.  #422 Thursday, October 29 - 9am to 5pm.  Students bring their own fabrics, I provide the Mistyfuse and felt for the foundation. Color and contrast, design, and free motion machine quilting. 18x24 size quilt.  This will be so much fun!

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