April 23rd- A Little of This and That

It’s time for another update on my quilting projects…

  1. I taught a Collage Quilting class at New England Fabrics on April 14th. It was loads of fun to teach quilters how to use Mistyfuse and why I think it’s the best fusible for collage quilting. There is a frog, cat and two collage moose being developed. Here’s a sneak peek..

    In case your are wondering why I like Mistyfuse, here are a few reasons:

    • Quilts do not crease as much when folded and put away and then brought back out.
    • I do not get a gummy glue ball on my needle when stitching through it.
    • It doesn’t come with paper that sometimes sticks to the fusible.
    • I don’t have to reverse the design to cut out a particular shape.
    • It comes in white, ultraviolet and black.
  2. I finished quilting “Almost Midnight at the Oasis” quilt. It was a challenge and took patience to stitch in the ditch on the outer round. IMG_20180420_135812
  3. I finished (still have to add beads) 3 more wool blocks for my Summertime Sampler quilt. This was fun.  As you know by now I cannot follow a pattern. I changed the teapot and tea cups from a tea leaf design to Kaffe Fasset design. IMG_20180420_134443
  4. I wrote a blog post as part of the Island Batik Ambassador Alumni Use it Up! blog hop. I showed how I used the Northern Woods strip set to make a collage “Cool Bull Moose” and a large bowl for my wool fabrics. I certainly bought to much wool, so I will have to start another wool project soon! IMG_20180306_092634IMG_20180404_131232
  5. The program chair from the Modern Quilt Guild in Westminster, Vermont called and asked me to give my “Stranded on Island Batik” talk at their meeting yesterday.  It was tons of fun! The show and tell was inspiring!IMG_20180423_103125

Well that’s a rap of these past two weeks of quilting fun! I also fit in a visit to my in-laws and to my daughter’s home. We had fun unpacking boxes and even painted one room already. Her mind is racing with DIY projects she would like to tackle.

Enjoy life! It’s a precious gift, each and every day!

Linda Ramrath

Inspired Layers


About inspiredlayerslinda

I was an Island Batik Ambassador for 2017. I enjoyed the challenge of designing new quilt patterns with this very special batik fabric collections. I teach free motion quilting via my Youtube videos and Doodle of the Month program which anyone can sign up for by sending me an email requesting to be added to the list. I enjoy transforming fabric into unique quilts, t-shirts into memory quilts, and photos to wall art. I joined Toastmasters to find my voice and learn to share my quilts and stories with others.
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