A Tasty Quilt to Share

Produce Department #3 by Laura Wasilowski

Let the apple-picking begin! Autumn is near and a favorite time of year to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Or in my case, to go to a produce stand and buy fruits of labor grown by someone else. I love a fresh picked-apple, although I’ve never had success in growing an apple tree.

My Dad’s apple orchard contained several apple varieties, including the famous Prairie Spy version. In the fall, I would walk through the orchard on the way home from school and grab a sweet apple to eat. So good!

The only success I’ve had with growing apples is quilts about apples like Produce Department #3. The apple is created with a collage of fused fabric scraps surrounded by fresh colors to whet your appetite. If you’d like to add this fancy apple to your collection, here is more information.

Fusing 101 Online Class Opens

Would you like to learn more about how to work with fusible web? Or are you a fusible web user that needs an etiquette refresher? Then I have the online class for you!

After decades of creating fused art quilts, I have made every mistake in the book! My online class, Fusing 101, helps you avoid those mistakes when working with fusible web. Learn from my experience and successfully create your fused art quilts without the tears and frustration. Learn how to make fused art quilts joyfully!

the online class is priced at only $6.99 and there are bonus items for you too like the coveted graduation certificate from the Chicago School of Fusing.

Learn more about my new online class Fusing 101: How to Work with Fusible Web to Create Art Quilts here!

Thread Dyeing Today

I’ve put it off long enough. Time to start a marathon of thread dyeing. Although it is chilly in my basement studio, the dye stock is mixed and the the formulas ready for a new batch of size 8 or size 12 pearl cotton threads. Here you see the Green Grass colorway in process.

Given some warmth, a few days of ruminating on the wonders of the dye process, and the thread will soon be washed out by hand. Creating hand-dyed thread takes time.