There's Always Something New..

And this month is no different. Fiber artist Ann Miller Titus has finished a new piece titled "Her Seams Are Always Straight" and it will be making its debut in the gallery for Second Saturday.

The piece originated in a smaller study that Ann completed last June. She liked the way the study turned out and began to plan for a larger quilted piece.

The first step was auditioning fabrics for the quilt. A variety of fabrics were placed on a design wall to see just how well they worked together.

Once the fabrics were selected, pieces were cut and sewn together by hand. Once the design was finished, the quilt top was layered with a quilt batt and a backing material, then quilted on the machine. The final touches were some decorative hand stitching that sealed the deal on the title.

Do you remember when women's stockings had seams? And they always had to be straight? Evidently Ann does! She will be hanging this new piece in the gallery October 11 for Second Saturday. So be sure to stop in and see it in person. And check your seams!

 Study piece completed in June 2014

Study piece completed in June 2014

 Auditioning fabrics on the design wall for the new work. Not all of these fabrics will "make the cut".

Auditioning fabrics on the design wall for the new work. Not all of these fabrics will "make the cut".

 The final piece..."Her Seams Are Always Straight"

The final piece..."Her Seams Are Always Straight"