Sunday, September 27, 2015

Laying Down to Perish

The guild I am part of, the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild, will be putting on a modern quilting exhibition in February of next year, and I will be submitting two quilts for it. The first one is done and ready (mostly), but the second one I've been wrestling with for months... I just couldn't decide on what to do! Well, the deadline is fast approaching and finally I just had to make a decision. I had been toying around with designs that were nods to artists like Rothko and Calder, and really overthinking both the design and color palette. All the while, I had in the back of my mind a story that I just couldn't get out of my head...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The dreaded quilt sandwich

I adore the design and construction process of making a quilt, and I've come to really enjoy the quilting and binding process as well (now that I know how to do them properly ;)... but the part I still dread is making the 'quilt sandwich'. That basically means when the time comes to put the quilt backing, the batting and the quilt top together to get ready to do the quilting. I hate it with every fiber of my being

My workspace is quite small and we don't really have any wide open floor or table space for me to spread out when trying to put the three layers together, so trying to stretch everything out and get them basted together is always a huge pain in my sciatic area...