February 26, 2010
A Lesson from the Diva
Posted in People of Satin Moon tagged David Moore, Designs to Share with You, Four by Four, Lisa Moore, Pacific North West, Patchwork Studios, quilt cruise, Quilts with a Twist, Symbolism, Totem, Totem pole, Ursula Riegel at 6:28 am by satinmoon
I am so excited to teach about the art and symbolism of our area, in our area.
For years it was a unit in my Arizona art classes .
Totem Talk and Play will be my first offering
The mystery of totem poles will be revealed through fun discovery and play with felt.
I will continue that theme with using David Moore Totem Batiks when I teach
Like the flash of orcas in the ocean, this easy floating diamond technique will delight and
But FIRST I need help from my DIVA
Ursula is getting me started on the Dancing Orca sample.
She selects the main colour from the collection I have brought with me.
We discuss the logistics of a cruise class and refine the pattern to use 2 instead of 4 fabrics.
I LOVE collaboration with creative women.
The trimmings are immediately sorted into STRIPPING stations!
Then the basic 3 units are sewn together.
Followed by careful pressing .
I’ll need to tell my students to bring their mini irons .
Next a bit of origami folding
and careful pinning.
to tuck the diamond out of the way
before sewing .
Here we go!
Another good press,
and unit one is complete.
Here is ONE way to arrange the units.
Then the final diamond. I think I’ve got it!
Now I just need to complete the runner AND make Ancient Cedar and Northern Sunset