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"2" scrappy strips
recreate the distinctive lines of a teak deck chair." With these
words, Aardvark Quilts™ introduces its Deck Chair
and we show you two windows in which all of the quilts were made
using the same (Aardvark Quilts™) pattern. These are great
examples that illustrate how you can start with a nifty pattern
and then let a bit of your creativity take hold.
Let's start with Kathy's quilt, at the left in the
left-hand picture (of the right-hand window as you enter the
shop). What can be more scrappy than 2" strips cut from your
husband's ties? That was Kathy's starting point; and, when she was
finished, she embellished the borders with labels from the ties
that she had used. As you know, silks are not "well behaved" when
it comes to quilting, so she used a muslin foundation behind the
tie stripes; please feel free to ask us about the neat technique
she used. Grace's classic Deck Chair
quilt, in taupes, is
in the center of our right-hand window. And then look what happens
when you decide to use 2½" strips (in reds, whites, and blues) in
place of the narrower strips: Phyllis' larger quilt "cascades" in
the far corner of the window.
Now, let's check our the right-hand window, pictured
at the left, above. Cindy's quilt, with a wonderful array of
oranges, blues, reds, and other colors, features Westminster
fabrics. And you can immediately see the similarity to the picture
on the cover of the Aardvark Quilts pattern. To the left of
Cindy's quilt is Judy's; is there anyone (who knows Judy) who is
surprised that it is made with green fabrics? Barbara chose to
make a place mat/bed runner; so she just took a horizontal slice
out of the design of the other quilts we show here.
For those of you who would like to take Phyllis' lead
and use 2½" strips, we put some wonderful collections of 2½"
strips - some from fabric houses, and some prepared by us - on the
floors of the windows.
THIS WEEK AT THE QUILT WORKS
Friday, 07 March, 5:30-8:30. First Friday
Saturday, 08 March, 8:30 & 9:00. Saturday Sampler
Saturday, 08 March, 1:00-3:00. Class: Basic Rotary Cutting Skills
Sunday, 09 March, 1:30-3:00. Duke City Appliqué Society
Tuesday, 11 March. SENIOR DAY
Wednesday, 12 March, 6:00-9:00. UNM Class: Quilting 101 for the
Thursday, 13 March, 9:30-1:00. Pinon
Saturday, 15 March, 10:00-3:00. Class: Nail Salon in a Bag
Sunday, 16 March, 1:00-3:00. Class: Beginning Hand Appliqué