Louisa Smith loves creating designs, and especially tessellations. She is fascinated by the work of M.C. Escher, and she demonstrates how to make one of her patterns, the Curved Diamond Footwarmer, also called the “Tootsie Toaster,” which is derived from a tessellating curved hexagon. Her footwarmer pattern is being made available as a free gift to TQS members. Louisa also loves Dupioni silk, and currently works mostly with the lustrous fabrics. Louisa, who was a guest on TQS previously (Episode 204), shares a fun new technique she calls “Double Vision,” which came to her while doodling during a car trip. Louisa uses the “Hugs and Kisses” pattern elements (circles and diamonds) to illustrate her new technique. She discusses both fused and pieced options. Also during the show, Ricky shares some ideas for basting quilts.
Ricky demonstrates how he applies his spray and thread basting techniques to his quilt tops.
Louisa Smith tells the story of her quilts as well as discussing her book, One Patch Plus.
Louisa Smith shares her techniques on how she uses her Superior Threads Rainbow Collection with her Hugs & Kisses Quilt.
Louisa Smith loves playing with fabric, color, and design, and has the. I haven't sewn curves for quite some time and these templates make it very easy.