Finally, the last bit of activity that occurred during the last month is my “New York Beauty Simplified”. I took a guild workshop with Linda Hann. (The workshop was a blast! She’s a great teacher with a terrific sense of humor. Loved it!) I am anxious to continue with it but can’t until the Christmas quilts are finished. But here it is, so far, on my design wall:
The online class for “Encrusted Crazy Quilting” by Sharon B is over. I’ve finished my block. I’m not thrilled with the final results. But the class was fun and a different experience for me. It took about a month for me to decide if I would/wouldn’t publish the photo of it. But one of the reasons I started this blog was to see a “growth” in development. So, here it is:
There are a couple of areas I really liked, such as the Spider Web roses in the top right and my tatted medallion in the lower left. But the final touch was my “spider” made from a couple of beads and floss legs. It’s hard to tell, but the metallic thread was a good choice for his web.
Take a look at my block from Week3, and imagine in the upper-right corner, some type of a spray of flowers. All swirly and clustered in a downward swoop. Now take your imagination and try to pull the threads/ribbons from your stash. Which ones? And what type of flowers will there be? So many choices.
And then, as I reading Ella’s Blog, I saw her mandella with the Whipped Wheels. Eureka! THAT is what I want. No “real” flowers but instead those that lead the imagination to the garden.
So…what happened to Week2??? Paralysis. I had so many choices for embroidering my block, that I was paralyzed by decision. I couldn’t make up my mind what to do next. In an effort to “just do it”, I used a variegated thread chain stitch on the lace edge in the lower right corner. And that is where I couldn’t get past it. So finally, I just decided to bury it! ha-ha, that’s one way to eliminate a choice. Here it is in progress…
Very excited to have signed-up for a new (to me) Online Course entitled “Encrusted Crazy Quilting”. Absolutely love what Sharon B creates in her crazy quilts. So I’m hopeful this course will give me some guidelines on how to create similar effects in mine.
Check it out here: http://pintangle.com/classes-online/encrusted-crazy-quilting/