Elizabeth Rosenberg is developing Venetian Lace Quilts, based on hand tatted lace from Venice. She showed me the piece of lace her current work is based on. The lace is gorgeous! These women work long hours each day creating intricate pieces.
When Elizabeth showed me the lace she brought home from Venice I saw something slightly different – the hexagons in between the floral images and thought I would give this a try. NOTE – I have Elizabeth’s permission to play with her technique.
Here’s my take on Elizabeth’s technique. The fabrics are from the Stonehenge line from Northcott. I will get to the quilting shortly and add circles in a light color. I’m finding a rhythm with the free motion stitching around the hexagon and leaf shapes. Yes, this is all free motion stitching around the hexagons. It’s not easy and I have to think through the process as I stitch. I like that I can do this appliqué and do some of the quilting at the same time.
These next fabs are for a challenge quilt I’m doing with one of the mini-groups I participate in – a calendar challenge. This will be June, in honor of Fathers Day. My dad loved photography, my younger brother shot a lake with a mountain at daybreak a while back that this quilt will be based on. I bought Lite Steam A Seam 2 yesterday and have a background fabric that I can’t wait to play with. The finished quilt will be 12 x 12.
Geoff and Jon of Generation Jones, the duo that’s using “Twilight in the Bronx” as the cover art on their CD, has posted their version of “You’ve Got a Friend”…Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I met and had a lovely chat with Rayna Gillman the other day at the MAQGNet meeting before I dashed off to get my tire fixed. Somewhere I picked up wood in my tire!
I’ll be back in a few days with full pics!