|Quilt is copyright of Piece O'Cake Designs|
Becky shared an important (for me) message to say goodbye to fabrics that are taking up space. She is obviously a neater person than I, but it's still true! She uses "excess fabric" to make the backs for her quilts....often wild large prints (think Kaffe Fassett).
The day after the lecture I attended Becky's needle-turn applique class. I love it when teachers use a camera and projector to demo their techniques, especially hand stitching.
|Becky Goldsmith (standing)|
Take a class from her....buy one of the books or DVDs...you'll enjoy them, even if you never take a stitch!
The Piece O' Cake method involves tracing the pattern onto upholstery vinyl for placement:
|On my design wall back at home|
Here's another view of part of the quilt, so you don't have to scroll up..
|Still copyrighted by Piece O' Cake!|
Just look at that border...it's really several fabrics! And the leaves are similar values but not all the same.
Just a couple of things to consider when you are choosing fabrics. Loosen up some and take a few chances!
I may never do a lot of needle-turn applique, but I truly enjoyed learning the Piece O'Cake way!