I’ve been participating in a bird-themed round robin at Crazy Quilting International called “For the Birds”. I took Janet P’s block along to the Adventure in Crazy Quilting in Connecticut to work on in Sharon’s stitching workshop and class. I worked on other things, too, but this is the only one I finished.
I loved - and I mean LOVED - Janet’s blocks. Such happy colors!! This was such a pleasure to work on. I carried the flower motifs into their neighboring spaces, using gimp for the stems and silk ribbon to give the leaves a 3-D effect. The seams are rather basic, but I did try a few new things that I learned from Sharon Boggon’s workshop. The first was the aforementioned gimp.
Secondly, we learned about sequin waste, and I used it on the seam below the bird. I had no plan at first, but my stitches began looking butterfly-like, so I went with it. :-)
We also learned a flower called “Margaret’s Cup”. The finished version looks like a daffodil, but I did mine without the cup, then used it for the center of a dyed lace flower. I enjoyed this flower and will make more - I’ll even try one with the cup!
I also love how Sharon often uses clusters of beads around buttons and on lace. Why use just one when several make a showier impact? I want to experiment with that some more, too.
Tomorrow I’ve got more CQ Adventure pictures of my classes. the goodies I received from the Motif Swap, and other goodies given to us by the teachers and Maureen. See you then!