Sunday, August 29, 2010

i love a good shortcut

i am all about the shortcuts...if I can't start and finish a project that sparks in my head within one or two sittings, chances are it won't get done at all.

i have a love/hate relationship with fabric. it's like candy, it's beautiful, i love to buy it and i want really badly to work with it more in quiltmaking and fiber art. but i'm soooo not fond of all the cutting and piecing and trying to get perfect seams and points. nor do i enjoy the measuring or pattern-following so much. i have made a couple small wall quilts and one day i really want to make a bed quilt...we shall see.

i do like stitching in general though, and my cheap little singer sewing machine has served me quite well with its whopping two stitch styles, straight or zigzag. i finally figured out that i like doing fabric collage with raw-edge machine appliqué. i like the thready edges of the pieces and the ease of placing pieces on a foundation.

i used a dresden plate template to cut the batik fabrics for this piece that is still in progress...i really want to finish this one!!


  1. You WILL complete this one! Love the use of colors in this piece!

  2. Gosh Lisa this is a fabulous project. The colors are scrumptious.

  3. love the colours of the fabric. I am looking forward to seeing the end result as like you I cant stand measuring and fiddling about and like the scrappy not neat look!

  4. I too love a "good" shortcut. Your approach certainly looks inspirational. Can't wait to sew what you create with it. Love this post.



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