Originally posted in July, 2015
In the July/August 2015 editor’s letter, Kit writes:
“Lately, my art quilts have been languishing, and taking up space in my sewing room, as I move on to new pieces before finishing ones I have already begun.” Kit decided she needed a deadline, so she signed up for a special exhibit with her critique group. She had an unfinished quilt that would fit the challenge. The quilt was based on a photo taken at her neighborhood Fourth of July party a few years before. Kit remembered how Betty Busby demonstrated hand painting non-fusible interfacing to make sewn-on appliqués in the November 2009 issue of MQU, and she used that technique to make the tree trunk, branches, and sails in her 4th of July, Terry Lake quilt.
You can learn more about Betty Busby’s technique in this free download from Machine Quilting Unlimited. Download the original article, Reflections, to see more of Betty Busby’s work.
Check our Back Issues page for the July/August 2015 issue.