Learning From My Students
Yes, I definitely learn from my students! I recently visited the Ridge Quilters’ Guild in Paradise, California. We had a great time working in my “Daisy Table Topper” workshop. Of course, I did not get as many photos as I would have liked. I loved the way everyone’s project was coming along:
I love this-Gail decided to go her own way and was experimenting with feathers! Like me, she loves feathers and wants to feather her world. I like the way this is coming along and I think I will have to play with this concept also.
Sally was a first-time bubbler (that is a new noun, giggle)-look at those bubbles! I like the way this turning out with the batik.
Ann was going for an elegant look and used a pretty Fairy Frost fabric with a poly thread. The fairy frost was a little bit challenging for her tension, but she made it work.
The success of this type of work comes from leaving a lot of negative space. Kim did a great job with her placement and use of negative space. Isn’t this pretty?
I forgot to get a photo of Lianne’s work, but she decided to change it up a bit and cut out the middle of the flower petals and I love what that does for the cutwork! Here you can see that Gail used that idea and some of her daisy petals are cut out, which adds a lot to the piece. I think they have more impact than the solid daisies.
Well I had to try that on my own sample. So this is the “old” way that I have been doing it. It’s quite nice.
Oooo-I like it much better with the centers of the petals removed-I think it gives it much more definition. Now I just need some time to incorporate these new ideas into my own work. Thank you Ridge Quilters’ Guild!
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Leslie Mankoski says
These are great. How inventive and beautiful!
Glad you enjoyed it Leslie-thank you for reading and commenting!
Kathy Schmidt says
We always learn so much from our students! Having all those sets of eyes and brains working on what we are giving, always means we will have great stuff coming back to us! These are so very lovely!
It’s kind of a delightful secret, that teachers have access to some of the most inspirational moments ever-our students! Thanks for reading Kathy.
WOWEE – these are beautiful! So very creative. I used to do something similar in cutwork in counted cross stitch. Love, love, LOVE it! ~smile~
Thank you Roseanne-so glad it made you smile!!
Amy Vetter says
Looks like lots of fun! I’d like to see how the feathers finished up.
I hope to see them too Amy! And cutwork IS so much fun-easy, forgiving, beautiful!
Janet McElroy says
WOW love this work Jenny wish I were able to take your class, such fun
Thank you Janet-I’d love to meet you and see your work in person!
Rebecca Grace says
What a neat project! Are the cutouts all done by hand with a scissors? I would be terrified of snipping through my stitches!
Yes the cutwork is by hand, but really, it’s not tricky at all. I would say you just need to be attentive, not uber careful. You wouldn’t have a problem!