My newest sample for “Free Motion Quilting – Start With a Square” is ready for Craft Napa. I like its joyful nature and that is what the class is all about – free motion quilting, playing with new designs, figuring out how to combine them and having a blast while learning!
The back is kind of fun too, looking like its a whole cloth quilt! I like to make my backs interesting also.
I had fun playing with those paisley-like shapes and filling them with doodles. This was a great fabric for Start With a Square.
I wasn’t sure if I was done with my SAQA Auction Donation quilt that I wrote about last week. I did decide that the center needed more definition so I pulled out the beads. Let’s look back at how it looked before the addition:
I beaded over Easter during a little down time. My son and DIL, um, well actually my DIL, made a scrumptious Easter brunch and it was divine! So I actually had time to add some beading to this little piece which I think gives it more impact and draws the viewer in to see the details. The beading was definitely worth it.
I’ll be driving to San Jose on Thursday for the Studio Art Quilt Associates Conference and I’m excited to see old friends and meet new ones! I hope to leave very early and stop at Title 9 to refresh my summer wardrobe with a new piece or two, then on to Conference. I’ll be rooming with Libby Williamson so there will surely be some mischief!
I’ll be writing about Conference next week so be sure to come back. Artists from all over the world will converge in San Jose and there will be fabulous camaraderie, break out sessions, lots of food and surely some delightfully unexpected things will happen! I’ll be linking up with Nina-Marie’s Off the wall Friday.