Fabric Manipulation


Twitch, Twiddle & Tweak
Tucked-Up Circles
Eight Petals and a Pot
Cosmic Happenings


Twitch, Twiddle & Tweak

This is the first of three small quilts begun in classes given by Jennie Rayment at Quilt Camp in the Pines in July, 2007. Her classes were fantastic, and I'm hoping to get the chance to repeat the experience sometime in the future. This little quilt measures about 25 1/2" square and was machine pieced and quilted, with a few little "twiddles" added by hand. I finished it on July 31, 2007, adding some corded piping into the binding.

And here is a detail of one corner:

Tucked-Up Circles

This one was lots of fun to make! The upper circle has 36 tucks sewn into it; each tuck was then twisted in opposite directions several times to get the effect seen here. The lower circle has only 18 tucks; these were brought together and tacked. Finally, the tucked points (Babies in Baskets) were added around the outside. After machine quilting the "rays" emanating from the circles, I added the little four-petaled "flowers" (I believe they're called Folded Fabrications) with a button in the center of each. The quilt measures 32" x 23" and was machine pieced and machine quilted, with some of the twiddling and fiddling done by hand. 

This is a detail of parts of the circles:

Eight Petals and a Pot

This is the third of the quilts I started at Quilt Camp in 2007. There are Baltimore Rosebuds tucked into the flower petals for interest, and the leaves are dimensional, satin stitched into place. As with the two quilts above, this quilt was machine pieced and machine quilted, with some manipulating done by hand.

Here is a detail showing some of the quilting and a bit of the fabric manipulation in the pot:

This one measures 18 1/2" x 28 1/2", and I finished it in August, 2007.

Cosmic Happenings

Jennie Rayment came to the Las Vegas area in February, 2010, so of course I had to take a class from her! This one was just as much fun as the ones I'd done previously. My version of Cosmic Happenings has four 14" blocks and measures 38" square. The only hand stitching on it was to secure the back of the binding and to attach the label; all of the piecing and fabric manipulation was done by machine.



I finished the quilt in March, 2010, and it will go to some special people.

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