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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Retreat Quilts

French Braid Table Runner

We had our quilt retreat on June 7-10. I took a class in French Braids in which I completed a table runner. I demonstrated discharging with a spray of bleach and water. I used leaves to block the spray. Then I used my traces of the leaves to cut fabric and make appliques. This gives a more 3 dimensional effect with the use of shadows. It looked rather plain so I drew a lizard on variegated orange fabric and used oil pastels and crayons to give him more color. I hard used a rock to hold the fabric down outside due to the wind. So I created a rock to applique. I am now in the process of embellishing with beads on the lizard.