How did I make it? well I cheated, I already had the flower and the rabbit on the piece of black felt... I don't even remember why I did it really. I don't even know how old it is... I just found it as I was cleaning out...
One of the nicest things about being a teacher is the interaction with Students. One of my students in Mexico has made a super quilt with inspiration from class in San Miguel Allende. It was lovely in class and now it's finished. It's just great.
It's a huge responsibility being a teacher... a few years ago it worried me considerably. I wondered where the bar ended... and was I having the correct impact on the students in my class. I sought answers from friends that I held in high esteem. Basically they told me, you worked hard to get this far, now work with it.... so I am.
The photos below have been sent to me by some of my recent students... I love seeing how they have progressed. I'm chuffed
Beginning with the lips, and a rayon thread, I first began quilting with a straight stitch and very quickly changed to a free motion zig zag. I change the stitch to 1.5 stitch width and 1.5 stitch length, feed dogs up, free motion foot on the machine and go for it... You will the width is really set by the dial, however, the length is up to you and the speed with which you move the fabric.
The ear problem is sort of solved... It seems my jaw is out of alignment and pushing on my inner ear....
I mean to say, how darn whacky... now what to do... visit the chiropractor for a face massage... it conjures up all sorts of images...!!!!!
So no work in the shed today until a short time ago....
Last night I began to prepare challenge block no 13 and tonight I started block no 17, this weeks block.
I have a Mexican theme one for No 13 and a topical one for the tomato lips for this weeks...
Both are done in a similar way....
The tomato lips have subsided, but I thought it would make an interesting block.... but how on earth am I going to quilt them?
(for those who missed the previous blogs, I am allergic to fresh fruit and veg, but my home grown tomatoes are too much of a temptation. I ate tomato on toast at every meal.....So I had very swollen lips.... still I ate the tomatoes.)
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Carolyn Foley I am a high school Heath & Design Technology teacher, married with three children, all young adults.
Di Mill I am a Freelance Textile and Craft Representative with 2 children. I travel the state of Queensland, Australia, selling patchwork, quilting and craft supplies to retailers withing the industry.