I’m thrilled that my article made the cover of April/May issue of Quilter’s Newsletter!
Oooo-lookie that-my article title is on the cover!
QNM contacted me last fall about the article and I was thrilled to write about cutwork. Cutwork is a great place to start for newer quilters that want to start making projects but are not ready to commit to a big project. To create a cutwork piece, transfer a design onto your “canvas” and then quilt each line twice. Then cut out the negative space. Well there’s a little more to it than that, but there you’ve got the Cliff Notes on it.
In this case I added another sheer layer beneath so that when I carefully cut away the top layer, the sheer was revealed:
You can see here how forgiving cutwork is-I definitely did not hit my line the second time around. And that is part of what is so fun-it’s a low-stress project because you do a continuous-line quilting process and hit each line twice. You just don’t notice if you miss a line.
And here is the whole piece, “Backstory”. I wrote a little bit about my process previously in this post. You can read about the process in the magazine article. I am pretty pleased that they changed little of what I wrote.
I have so many more articles in my little head, just need to find some time to get them out there and see if anyone is interested in publishing them. It’s been a very busy few weeks as I have been prepping for two out-of-town teaching trips (Los Angeles and Chicago). I do still quilt and will get back to more quilty things soon! And I’ll be posting to Nina Marie’s Off the Wall Friday again-there are always interesting links each week.