Friday, August 4, 2017

A bit of this and that

In my recent post, Creativity: On a Wing and a Prayer, I talked about letting your creativity take flight without the constraints of perfection. Of being "gooder enough." Yes, my  inner grammar nazi doesn't like the phrase, but the artist in me is OK with it. I also mentioned this chair cover I was working on....done! Even stitched up a new embroidered pillow for it.


The hubby has me working on a leather work apron and again, totally winging it. Check out those big shears! The leather smalls wonderful too! Am I the only one who thinks leather smells fabulous?


By the way, I'm using a chaco liner pen to mark the back side of the leather. If you like using loose chalk to mark on dark fabric, this is the bomb! The line is fine and the tool is narrow at the tip to go right along a ruler.


Last night I taught a lovely group of ladies to free motion quilt. We had a blast and learned that they can free motion quilt. I'm looking forward to another class with them soon to teach them some more designs.



This student was a natural and very excited about the process. I love the butterflies on her machine. I think I found another free spirited artist-type who can 'wing it.'


 Finally, I pieced up this cute sunflower and his little friends. This was an easy and fun project.


Don't worry, I've got some quilting projects to show you soon. In fact I've got three projects to quilt up, all for other people. What have you been working on?


6 comments:

  1. Those sunflowers are the cutest! Is there a pattern or instructions?

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    1. Thanks. The center flower is pieced using a Moda "Cake Mix Recipe" I will try to make a printable template so I can share how I made the petals nice and uniform and post it sometime soon.

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  2. Cute use of old hoops! I'm battling a beast of a quilt, and making progress.

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  3. The sunflowers are so cute! I've been traveling for 25 days, so I'm happy to be home and get back to quilting.

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