Monday, February 27, 2017


The Fiber Junkies were on a real tear this month.  Many of us were preparing for our annual 3 day retreat with another group we belong to.  So, without lingering over coffee and morning goodies too long, we jumped right into show and tell.
 To help inspire our activity for the day, Kate brought a darling small piece she created using die cut fabric pieces made on a previous die-cut Fiber Junkies session.  Her beautiful machine quilting, complete with stitched flower pots is an example of the well thought out quilting she always executes. 
 Judy showed her latest collage piece.....every detail was considered and finished to perfection...including the back.  She wrote a comprehensive post on her blog about the making of this here to read.

 Denny astounded us with not one but three huge patchwork quilts.  Life can get in the way of life and instead of giving into chaos she uses what she calls 'mindless patchwork' to soothe her soul.  Even though she's veered quite far from her norm of creating one-of-a-kind wall art, there was high praise for Denny's completion of these fantastic BIG pieces!
 Tim Holtz fabrics.

 Kaffe Fasset fabrics.

Denny gave a lot of credit for her speed in making the above quilts to the numerous die cut machines she owns.  She brought 3, along with 2 suitcases of cutting dies for our use. 
Here Kate is using Denny's large electric cutter. We were almost frantic cutting fabric as fast as we could.
I used a slightly smaller manual machine....cutting 6.5" squares.  My retreat project will be a disappearing 4 patch lap quilt....probably headed to our son's family in CA when complete.
Gen....who we all want to be like when we grow up, not only pressed my fabrics ....but cut sections for me to run through the machine.....ON FABRIC she gave me!!  Have I ever mentioned how fantastic this group of gals are?!?  Of course I have!!!
 Here's my stack.....the plaids are samples of Mission Valley Textiles.....given to me from the company ages ago when working on creating a traveling exhibit for that company.

What a GREAT day!!!


The Idaho Beauty said...

Well I see YOU had a fun February meeting too! Thanks so much for the link to Judy's process on the collage piece - absolutely fascinating for me who dabbles in photo manipulation and surface design and often then doesn't know what to do with either. I just love that piece.

margaret said...

what a perfect way to spend a day. Die cutting machines seem all the rage here too our craft channel are promoting them but they are so expensive, lucky you being able to use someone elses. Not tried disappearing 4 patch but have done a few nine patch ones. Good to see what others have created too