Monday, September 28, 2009

Look At Me....I'm Piecing!!!!!

Last week I took a picture piecing class with Ruth Powers. If you are unfamiliar with her work you need to have a look at her website. She really does some great quilts and has won many awards.

This was a 2 day class to learn her technique. I usually don't do patterns but for this class we all were working on Ruth's Coneflowers pattern. This is a major accomplishment for me since I have only pieced one small quilt for my granddaughter. I can hardly believe that I have managed to get all of these small pieces to fit together! The other thing that amazed me is that I actually am enjoying it. Since I have never done a traditional quilt, this is a major breakthrough for me.

For this technique you create a pattern from an original photo on freezer paper. The trick is to keep all lines straight so you can do straight line piecing from the freezer paper templates. I can't wait to try my hand at creating my own pattern and see if I can really do this picture piecing thing. I will keep you posted.

12 comments:

Pat said...

That is looking very pretty!

Dena said...

I'm not familiar with this technique but it looks as though you're make good progress.

Vicki W said...

That looks like fun!

Kim D. said...

Looks beautiful.. I can't wait to see your next one.

Robbie Payne said...

How interesting! I'll have to visit Ruth's site as well and will keep tabs on your finished piece! Enjoy Hollis' class! She's a wonderful instructor!

Grace said...

Congratulations Judy!

You are so tickled pink at that fact that you pieced something I had to smile, my first of the day. Thanks.

Vivien said...

Lucky you! Your piece looks fantastic and I can't wait to see more.

marciglenn said...

Judy - this is absolutely beautiful! Love the colors. Can't wait to see the finished piece. Hugs.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Thank you so much for your warm message. I have turned the harvest post into a print give away. So hopefully it would be ok to enter you into the draw if this is ok with you?

linda stokes said...

Well done Judy! I'm not really a quilter, but I get the impression that many contemporary quilters started with traditional techniques - so you seem to be doing things the other way round!
But it is nice to try something different. Your quilts are beautiful. I love the Face of Envy too.
Thanks for commenting on my prints.

A Dancing Mango said...

How beautiful, it looks like so much fun! Great work you are doing.. Keep it up!
Hugs, Darlene xo

Dotti said...

This piece is definitely going to have the WOW factor!


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