Festive times in Ann Arbor

The Fiesta Ornaments class is always fun, since there are a variety of different materials and techniques involved. The first half of the class we spend leisurely painting and during the second half we break out the tools.

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The little fabric paintings are combined with heavy weight interfacing and colorful hand dyed fabric, then quilted and finished with a satin stitched edge.

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Decorative edge craft scissors and x-acto knives are used to cut the metal frames.

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The frames are then stitched to the quilted ornaments, people are always a little nervous about this step until they see how easy it is to sew.

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Then the real fun begins when we pull out the embossing tools to decorate the metal with decorative designs.

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Aren’t they wonderful?!

8 Responses to “Festive times in Ann Arbor”

  1. Jackie says:

    Marvelous! Looks like a lot of fun! I can’t find anywhere like this in Tampa! alike

  2. WoolenSails says:

    I would love to take that class, love the ornaments and a wonderful idea for christmas gifts.

    Debbie

  3. Diane says:

    The ornaments are fabulous. They’re all great but my favorite one is the horse!!!

  4. cindy shake says:

    JUDY LOOK HOW YOU INSPIRED ALL OF THESE PEOPLE!! The finished pieces are so wonderful and each is really unique.

  5. Amo says:

    They look fab Judy! Could there be a download How To to buy for this? Some of us will never have a hope of joining you in a class.

  6. Jane LaFazio says:

    I yearn to take this class with you, and I would wear my ornament around my neck forever… :-)

  7. They are wonderful – and hey! I saw your article on acrylic inks in the new Quilting Arts. Congratulations!

  8. Judy, wish I could be there. sounds like so much fun. Best wishes for a wonderful time in Long Beach!

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