Posts Tagged ‘Holly Altman’

The Surface of Infinity, Quilted

May 22, 2013

Making progress on my own projects is such a rare event I had to rest after my last session in the sewing room. There are still piles everywhere, but I worked through a few issues with The Surface of Infinity – at least enough to get it quilted.

 

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The fabric I used for the border has a subtle print that begged to be stitched.

 

Lani Longshore The Surface of Infinity quilted detail

 

Other parts of the piece are whining for more attention, but I’m putting that off for the final embellishment. There will be beads, of course, but perhaps some hand-quilting, too.

 

The long tail is a Mobius strip, or will be once I wire the edge. At the moment it is merely a loop.

 

Lani Longshore The Surface of Infinity Mobius strip tail

 

Lucky for me, Holly Altman taught a class on making three-dimensional embellishments – including wiring edges for bendable leaves and vines – at Art Quilt Santa Fe. One more reason to keep taking classes, especially ones that don’t exactly match your current style – you never know when what you don’t know will be just what you need to know.