January 2014

The January meeting found us learning about thread painting with the decorative stitches on our machines.  Some of us just experimented on scrap fabric.  A couple made fabric collages and used our stitches to embellish.  Julie combined using ribbon and decorative stitches with great results.  Janet started experimenting with free motion quilting with the decorative stitches. Kathy choose to use just one stitch and thread but varied the length and width along the way.  That is why we like to work as a group because we always discover something from the other members creativity!

For 2014, we have also given ourselves a challenge.  We must bring a completed piece the following month that uses the technique we learned.  The minimum size is 6″x6″

I’m including a few pictures from our playing!DSC_0632 DSC_0633 DSC_0634 DSC_0635 DSC_0637 DSC_0638 DSC_0639 DSC_0640

And Diane here adding Steph’s picture and mine – which I did at home this week:
Stephanie blue

My collage stitched