Carolyn Hyland

Title: "Beginings"


This piece came about as a way to try a couple of machine techniques that I had read about but never tried before. The machine felting was very easy, and gave the nest a great look and texture. The Sashiko machine stitch is really lovely and highlights the water while still leaving it in the background of the quilt. Overall, I really had fun wth this challenge, and discovered some new techniques that I will certainly work into my repitoire.


Materials used: Old clothing fabric, wool yarn, rayon thread, seed bead


Techniques used: Piecing, raw-edge applique, thread painting, machine sashiko stitch, machine felting, decorative machine stitching.


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Helen Gregory

About Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory is the managing editor for Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors. She has been quilting for years; however, her very first quilt, a hand-pieced Grandmother's Flower Garden design, is still not finished! Since joining the QA/CPS team, Helen's stash has grown to include many mixed-media items. Basically, Helen has crossed over and sees artful possibilities in, well, everything. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing, she is absolutely thrilled to be part of the QA team. Like everyone on the QA/CPS staff, she wears many hats, and was recently mistaken for Pokey's personal assistant during the taping of QA TV Season 4.

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