Welcome all ye newcomers to my blog! Here is FeltQuilting Part 2, or how I finished this piece. You may recall last week, I built up my arm muscles pounding this piece with my lethal hand felting tool. Well, I made some inquiries, and it looks like I will be getting a felting machine soon! I may as well, since I can’t seem to leave this felting thing alone. What’s one more machine, right?
I decided to name this piece Ancient Landscapes for obvious reasons. Some folks wanted to know how I finished the edges. I used my old standby, the pillowcase method from Melody Johnson’s blog. She calls it the Escape hatch method. You can learn how to do this ESCAPE HATCH FINISH here.
And yes, I did hand embroidery (aka slow sewing) on this too.
A new one is already in the works. This time, I am trying to do the machine quilting over some Solvy, because the little fibers were getting caught in the foot a lot! Solvy is a water soluble film sheet you can stitch on, then put in water and the rest will dissolve away.
You can see it pinned on here ready to be quilted. These are really fun to do! I made sure to include some value contrast as I laid the fibers down, and some areas for the eye to rest. Otherwise, it can become too busy very quickly.
What are you working on? I love to see your comments and pictures. You can head on over to my FB page and share some photos of your creations too! https://www.facebook.com/RoxaneLessaArtist
In other news:
My good friend and Private Coaching client, Gretchen recently won 2 third place ribbons for 2 small art quilts she developed and made during our sessions. Congratulations, Gretchen!!
One of my virtual students from California in the MAQG recently said,
“Just completed our 2nd personal coaching session. I am totally jazzed and ready to go to work!
Roxane propels me forward at a greater speed than I would have moved, by confirming my ideas and encouraging me to reach for goals now instead of latter. She inspires me to go broader and deeper with my work.”
Reminder, the next MAQG will kick off in January- so keep that in mind if you’d like to join in the fun. If you have any friends who would like to jump in, invite them too!
Master Art Quilters Guild
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TWO WAYS FOR YOU TO EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH YOUR QUILTING!
The Private Coaching Program for art quilters who are serious about their art making (see below). But also, I’m adding the Master Art Quilters Guild, the new group coaching program, for those of you who like to work with others. This Fall’s group is now closed, but for more info, just click HERE for . Next one will probably start with the New Year.
That’s it from me, hope you have a wonderful, creative week!
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