If you don't know who David Taylor is - you've probably seen his quilts. He's won awards in all the major quilt shows including Houston. Here are some of his quilts.
|Marmalade's First Snow|
|Close Up Detail|
Since the workshop was only one day, we worked on a pattern designed by David, just to learn the technique. He also has 3 and 5 day workshops to learn how to create a pattern from a photo and turn it into a quilt. The pattern I chose was Chickadee.
Here's what I got done so far...
I know, it's not much, but I did learn the stitch and his applique concepts. He likes to do a lot of layering to avoid concave curves and points. He uses freezer paper and diluted starch to prepare his applique pieces before sewing. The key is layering the pieces in the right sequence. His quilts are absolutely FLAT, he irons the applique.
Take a moment to go to his website and, if you get an opportunity, don't miss his lecture or workshops.
www.davidtaylorquilts.com/index.html OR Click on title of this blog and it will take you to his website.