Ricky opens the show with a very clever method of adding piping to a seam, which works on both straight seams and curves! Piping looks great and adds interest and a tiny shot of color to a project. Lola Jenkins then shares her new interest in collage portrait quilts. She starts with a photo, looking for intriguing facial expressions and gestures. She demos how to use photo editing software, choosing the right fabric (including some unusual color choices) and quilting without prior planning. She talks about finding the best way to manipulate a large quilt under a domestic sewing machine. Lola has also devised some cunning finishing techniques that don’t require a lot of stitching. Check out her ideas for binding with ribbons, buttons and canvas backing.
Using Pearl Cotton, a BERNINA #32 foot, and a little bit of glue, Ricky shows the audience how easy it is to add a teeny-tiny binding to his “Fire Dragon Rhapsody Quilt."
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The image below should help clarify the missing step in Ricky's opening demo.
Lola Jenkins shares her personal stories and how she creates her dynamic portrait quilts. Lola has been a portrait quilter since she began quilting.
Lola visited TQS before in Show 902: When Serendipity Strikes: Portrait of a Quiltmaker.
Lola talks about using BlockPosters.com to help create her quilts. She also shares how she manipulates the images and quilts them.
Lola explains to Alex and Ricky how she does not like “bindings." She then shares her own method for finishing quilts. Some of these methods include the use of lace and buttons.