Join Lynda Faires as she takes Crazy Quilting to a whole new level with beautiful fabrics and machine stitches. Using Dupioni silk, Lynda shares her method for avoiding awkward corners or Y-seams when creating a crazy patchwork block. The magic happens when luscious threads, Rick Rack, and ribbons are combined along with machine stitches to create interest and depth. Lynda says the results are simply stunning and achievable by any quilter.
Alex takes the guesswork out of selecting fabrics by using a color wheel tool.
Links to Artists:
Cotton Canvas and Cotton Duck
From Chapter One:
Alex shares tips using a color wheel when trying to select fabrics for your quilt projects. Using examples of Monochromatic, Triad, and Analogous takes the mystery out of what colors play well together.
From Chapter Two:
After a career as a professor in the field of Spectroscopy, Lynda returned to her love of quilting in 1990. She learned to sew from her mother and has always found it to be an enjoyable, fun and great way to express in life. Lynda loves including computerized stitches in her work as it harkens back to the scientific and exacting work of her former career.
She also loves using silk as the base fabric, due to its luscious radiance. We look at her quilts.
From Chapter Three:
Lynda shares her method for avoiding awkward corners or Y-seams when creating a crazy patchwork block.
From Chapter Four:
Once your block has been created, its time to add embellishment with a combination of machine stitches and beading.