I am a composer (DMA in Composition) and a fibre artist/teacher. I create small art quilts, and enjoy passing on my love of sewing and quilting by teaching others. Many of my beginner level classes are offered through the City of Long Beach (California) Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. I am a member of SAQA, and the international group Fifteen Quilts.
Birds of Paradise
Monday, 7 June 2010
This is my take on the Serenity bag pattern by byAnnie. (http://www.byannie.com/). It was made as a class sample but no one signed up for the class. Hopefully I will be able to offer the class again in the winter. The quilting on the flap followed the fabric design. I used Hobbs Tuscany Wool batting as well as Texture Magic to bring out the quilting. The quilting was done with Superior Thread's copper-colored metallic thread which behaved beautifully. Instead of using headliner foam to shape the bag and give it structure, I used fusible fleece. When i make the bag again I will enlarge the pattern slightly so I can use 1/2" seam allowance. I found 1/4" too skinny. The lining fabric which was in my "resource centre" frayed a lot, making construction a bit challenging with the skinny seam allowance.