In my last post, I posted photos of two pieces of “Radiance” fabric (55%/45% cotton/silk) and alluded to a challenge. Well, here’s the details. It’s open to everyone who would like to join in…..whether using a DSM (domestic sewing machine) or longarm. Lisa Calle spelled out the parameters in her post on May 23: (in Lisa’s words)…………
As some of you know, I have been trying to teach myself to quilt on my domestic sewing machine (DSM). I have been pricing on a BERNINA 145S for the past 14 years but just picked up my NEW BERNINA 750QE. Now, so I don’t fall off the wagon and give up, Teri Lucas and I have come up with a whole cloth challenge. We would love to have you join us. It is a small project and shouldn’t take up too much time.
Here are the particulars:
Size: 18″ -22″
Fabric: Robert Kauffman’s Radiance – for a nice selection of this fabric go to Olde City Quilts.
Thread and batting of your choice…
Time Frame…. done by Oct 13th (in time for Houston Market)
Sky’s the limit! I will be posting about the design process that I go through and show step by step photos.
I will be doing this project on a domestic machine… not my longarm. This is a monumental task for me as I am just teaching myself how to quilt on the domestic.
For those of you who wish to join us, I encourage you to send me pictures of what you are doing and your design process… if you have a blog, please post it there and send me the link. I think this is going to be a fun, no pressure, small project for the summer. Who’s in??
Lisa, along with Teri Lucas of “TerifiCreations Blog” are taking us along on their creative process road to the finish in the Fall. You can follow here, here, here, here, and here. The first link gives you a bit of Lisa’s thoughts on her journey as a FMQ (free motion quilter) using her DSM.
The fabrics I’ve chosen to play with are these (so far)……. The thread color, or colors, have yet to be decided upon. I really love the Invisafil 100wt that I used here. I’m sure there will be many options tried in the days to come. Stay tuned……………………………………