Saturday, January 7, 2012

January Show and Tell

A few more examples from the January Show and Tell with the Nimble Thimble Quilt Guild:

I especially liked this one made by Gudrun

I've always liked Tree of Life type quilts, and this is a great way to use up scraps.

The border continues on with the same scrappy effect.

Lee Anna's table topper constructed from one Charm pack.

Kim brought a paper-quilt she recently finished made with a technique I had never heard of.

She said it was it was Tybec (?) where she used a mailing envelope for the center.
Can any of you add more information?
Edit: Thanks to Trudy for sharing this information: "Yep, it's Tyvek - that plastic material that envelopes are made of that cannot be ripped or torn. I've seen it burned (it crinkles) and painted and sewed through. I'm amazed at some peoples creativity! "

Cynthia brought her finished quilt from the Jelly Roll Races. See post 12/1/11
I love her use of black and white scraps with a splattering of brights here and there.

8 comments:

Jackie said...

Loving the tree of life quilt too.. simply stunning. She must have used Tyvek for the other quilt. That is that wrinkly paper that is so hard to rip, you need a scissors!

Colleen said...

I've seen jelly roll races the other way, but not the "long" way of the quilt. Are there any guidelines on this one, or do you just not do the last cut?

karenfae said...

interesting quilts!! It is always nice to see what others come up with.
Karen

Lois Evensen said...

They are all wonderful! What works of art! The second one is fascinating. I, too, would like to know how that's done.

Sue Bone said...

I was going to say Tyvek too.

trudys_person said...

Yep, it's Tyvek - that plastic material that envelopes are made of that cannot be ripped or torn. I've seen it burned (it crinkles) and painted and sewed through. I'm amazed at some peoples creativity!

Anonymous said...

love your blog (thanks for all that you share!!) -- glad to learn about the paper quilt. have recently received some usps priority mail envelopes made from tyvek, so may need to save them for quilting rather than discard when we receive them.

the other main use for tyvek that I am aware of is in building construction -- tyvek house wrap is a layer used between the framing and the exterior siding to help close any air leaks,etc. (learned from This Old House on pbs.)

Best wishes to you, Judy

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