Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crazy Art Quilting

I am making progress on my CAQ (crazy art quilt). I have two corner basted on. The center cross hatch beading is done and the flowers are all embroidered.

I laid it out to see how it looked. I am auditioning frames for the flowers but that's another day. The center is mounted on the frame and I will be working on that next.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Returning to my Crazy Art Quilting

I am a crazy quilter at heart but I have been seduced by the tambour hook and all the shinny sequins and beads etc. I am attempting a crazy art quilt. I started it before Christmas and was interrupted by life and other projects. I am working on it again and have two corner pieces done. They each a triangle measuring 21 x 21 x 30 inches. They are facing one another... and I have not removed them from my slate frame or cut them apart yet. As you might notice the center circle ( where I got my header on the blog) will be repeated in each corner and the flower detail will be in the two lower corners of each corner triangle.

I love feathers also... Hard to find the right kind for the idea!!
Well I have a drawing for the center will be starting that next.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Memories of Stitching classes

Each Christmas I pull out these hand stitched decorations and hang them in the archways of my living room. This year as I put them away I felt a surge of happy stitching memories. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity of taking lessons from Lynn Payette on a weekly basis or 5 or 6 years.
It was an open class room. At times we were working on one of Lynn's designs or we were working on a project or our own. Each year Lynn would design a Christmas decoration or two and the entire class would participate in stitching it.
(The date denotes when the stitching was completed.)

I learned so much and have such great respect for Lynn. She is truly a great teachers. If you get the opportunity to take a class with her don't pass it up.