Monday, March 21, 2011

Festive times in Ann Arbor

The Fiesta Ornaments class is always fun, since there are a variety of different materials and techniques involved. The first half of the class we spend leisurely painting and during the second half we break out the tools.

The little fabric paintings are combined with heavy weight interfacing and colorful hand dyed fabric, then quilted and finished with a satin stitched edge.

Decorative edge craft scissors and x-acto knives are used to cut the metal frames.

The frames are then stitched to the quilted ornaments, people are always a little nervous about this step until they see how easy it is to sew.

Then the real fun begins when we pull out the embossing tools to decorate the metal with decorative designs.

Aren't they wonderful?!


  1. Marvelous! Looks like a lot of fun! I can't find anywhere like this in Tampa! alike

  2. I would love to take that class, love the ornaments and a wonderful idea for christmas gifts.


  3. Diane9:39 PM

    The ornaments are fabulous. They're all great but my favorite one is the horse!!!

  4. JUDY LOOK HOW YOU INSPIRED ALL OF THESE PEOPLE!! The finished pieces are so wonderful and each is really unique.

  5. They look fab Judy! Could there be a download How To to buy for this? Some of us will never have a hope of joining you in a class.

  6. I yearn to take this class with you, and I would wear my ornament around my neck forever... :-)

  7. They are wonderful - and hey! I saw your article on acrylic inks in the new Quilting Arts. Congratulations!

  8. Judy, wish I could be there. sounds like so much fun. Best wishes for a wonderful time in Long Beach!


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