Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A few days with Kim Diehl (pt 2)

Posted by Strlady at 5:00 AM
Continuing with my tale of the class I took with Kim Diehl...

Monday was the first day of the class on invisible machine applique. Through the week we would be working on two projects. The first project could be made either as a large lap quilt or a small wall hanging.

This is the larger version. This picture does not do the quilt justice.

The colors are fantastic!

And the quilting just makes it pop!

This is the smaller wallhanging.

The idea was to get the basics down with this one before moving 
onto the two day project on Tuesday.

After a session where the basic concept was demo'd for us, we got to sniping the freezer paper.
Lots and lots of leaves and berries were cut. So many that my fingers were cramping.

Kim explains her method in all her books but seeing her demo it makes things just click. The idea is to use the freezer paper like most methods do but instead of ironing the shiny side to the wrong side of your fabric you tack the template in place (wrong side of the fabric) with a bit of glue from a glue stick. This will leave the shiny side facing up. You then can go in without further glue or starch and iron the seams of your piece onto that freezer paper. The seams then stick without further assistance.

Did I mention there were alot of pieces to cut and glue and iron?

This is how far I got on my project...

But I didn't feel too bad... We were all in the same boat... (This one is by Janet)

Except for some overachievers!! 
This one belongs to Barbara who was the event mgr. I thought it was a bit drool worthy.

My day ended at midnight and I STILL had not finished my leaves. I was grumbling rather loudly the next day. LOL!

4 comments on "A few days with Kim Diehl (pt 2)"

Brenda on October 24, 2012 at 7:09 AM said...

I love this pattern. Hope to be able to take a class with Kim again to be able to make this quilt. I believe this pattern is only available to those who are able to take a class with her. Can't wait to see what your other project was. There is a lot of cutting, ironing and gluing with her projects but o worth it. Great job.

Darlene on October 24, 2012 at 9:46 AM said...

Lucky you getting to attend classes with Kim Diehl. That would be so much fun and educational. Can't wait to see more. Love your project and the others you showed.

Rachael on December 25, 2017 at 1:54 PM said...


I absolutely love this wall hanging quilt - Vintage Berry Blossoms. I understand this was only available if you took her workshop and now she isn't doing workshops anymore :( Wondering if there is any way to get this pattern? Might you still have it and would be willing to share?

I have feverishly been looking for it as it's one of my favorites from her.

What an experience! Attending a workshop with Kim Diehl is a bucket list thing for me!! Absolutely love her! Thank you and beautiful work :)

Anonymous said...

The berry blossoms pattern is now a free pattern on the Henry Glass website.


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