Tuesday, April 10, 2018
One of the reasons I was interested in going is because I have collected a fair amount of Australian fabric and wanted some ideas for how to use it! My husband lived in Australia for a couple of years, way back before he met me! That sparked my interest in the fabric in the first place and I would like to make him a quilt using the fabric. Chris gave a lot of great ideas on how to use the fabric (which can be very busy prints) most effectively.
I could make something as simple as this disappearing nine-patch. She said some plainer fabrics and batiks are good to throw into the mix, so it's not overly busy.
She had some interesting framing and hanging ideas too - like the quilt framed in an old window frame (above) and the branch quilt hanger (right).
A close up of the Disappearing Nine-Patch quilt (which she gave us the pattern for!)
The art piece below is actually a painting, but it looks a lot like some of the Australian fabric in my stash!
Great lecture - interesting evening! I'm inspired to make that quilt using my Australian fabrics :)