Sunday, February 20, 2011

Muslin Quilt


My newest project is a muslin quilt. This week I have my third lesson for this quilt taught by Doris Davidson, who has won grand champion ribbons for her quilts. The book(s) for this quilt are by Jennie Rayment from England. She uses different folding techniques to make many block designs. The technique takes advantage of bias and embellishments in many of the blocks. She also uses lots of tucks to create texture. I took the lessons several years ago but never got to the finished quilt. So I am trying again and have several blocks ready for the top. The most fun in the class is seeing what others do to embellish their blocks. It is the first time I have used pintucking, bias bars, and ruching. I enjoy learning the new techniques.

7 comments:

Rhonda said...

This is looking very interesting....I love your blocks! I'll have to look up the books with this technique.
Thanks for sharing!!!

Rabid Quilter said...

This is really interesting. Never seen these techniques before. Lovely!

swooze said...

Very nice! My mother used some of those techniques on a quilt she made for me and it looked awesome! I cant wait to see what your final project looks like!

carolbabineau.com said...

Those are a real WOW in my book! So subtle, but beautiful.

Brita said...

This is how I started quilting -- I took a class to learn fabric techniques like these, and there was a quilt in the shop that used them, and classes were starting. The rest, as they say... Lovely.

Marti said...

How pretty! Those are going to make an elegant quilt.

AnnieO said...

So interesting to see these fancy techniques done in muslin--sure makes it look modern!