by Rachel Derstine
If you’re like me you have an emotional connection with fabric. We’ll talk about some new ways of looking at and shopping for fabric.
This video will include Part One of How to make this beautiful Winter Frost quilt. This quilt involves use of non-traditional techniques like paint, non-wovens, and some seriously sparkly prom fabric.
Not in the mood to make a such a chilly looking scene? You can modify it to look something like this:
Do you love the idea of quilting and sewing but feel frustrated with finding time or how to go about setting up your space? I’ve got a great list of the bare essentials to get you started. It doesn’t have to cost an arm and leg.
We’ll also continue making this delightful little tree scene quilt we started in Video #1.
If you’re a beginner you’ll find these tips and tricks so helpful as you learn to navigate the ins and outs of quilting and sewing. But guess what? I just learned several of these tips only recently, after years and years of sewing. My guess is that some of you have even more tips to teach me!
We’ll finish mounting our little quilt on painted stretched canvas so it’s ready to hang on the wall. You’ll have a great little winter scene or pop of color for your wall that you can change out with the seasons.
“I have been quilting for almost twenty years and I never fail to learn something new and valuable whenever I watch Rachel at work. She is a master craftswoman and teacher making the difficult look easy and the rest seem very doable. Rachel is a master designer. Her sense of color and design are well developed and she freely shares her techniques and knowledge. She is an inspiration to anyone aspiring to be an art quilter.”
“ I've been sewing since high school, making clothes and simple home decor items (e.g., curtains, pillows, etc.). Rachel gave me the courage and taught me the skills I needed to begin piecing quilts and wall hangings. I recently completed my first free form quilt and began using the long arm to quilt the finished pieces. Rachel's sewing tricks and tips make it easier to plan and finish my pieces. I appreciate her patience and knowledge as an instructor as well as her sewing and quilting skills.”