Sunday, March 30, 2014

Big Girl Crowns!

Quarterly, a group of creative friends get together to do a creative project.  Yesterday was my day to host our creative adventure.

The project was kept a total surprise until the last moment which was to paint and embellish a lace crown.  I had already stiffened them since the drying time requires at least a day and we couldn't have done that in our short time together.

We had such fun.  Here is a photo of mine...a continuing work in progress since I have some more ideas for it!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thread for Finishing Quilt Work

I just ordered some Sulky Rayon thread (40 wt.) from Red Rock Threads to finish one of the pieces designed and assembled in Sue Benner's class.  I chose a number of shades of light sapphire as well as taupe to see what works best.  I'm looking forward to finishing it!

Reminder:  Don't forget that with any thread...use the right machine needle for the thread weight/ply/type.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Sue Benner's Class at Empty Spools - Excellent!

Sue's 'Composition Quartet' class was terrific!  She is a wonderful abstract artist and a great instructor.  The course outcome for each student was to complete one design project daily (for a total of 4 pieces over the course of four days).  Each piece was intended to lead to a new level of design work.

Day 1 Project:  Collage of 4.5 x 5.5" blocks with frames
Day 2 Project:  Curvilinear collage containing background, mid ground and foreground elements
Day 3 Project:  Rectangles of fabric deconstructed and reconstructed into pleasing designs
Day 4 Project:  Landscape collage

There was so much talent in my class of 24 students...just amazing! After intensive work on everyone's part (including late nights), there was an incredible array of colorful work that decorated the class design walls.

The photo below is of my first day's project.  All that is left to be done is to quilt it and add a binding.

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