I’m spending a lot of time filming and editing for future on-demand classes. That is a major thing, just getting to that point with my equipment and editing skills. It will be a ton of work but I am so excited about this! I’ll be putting my classes on the Creative Spark platform, part of C&T Publishing, my book’s publisher.
There is already a lot of content up at Creative Spark, so go take a look. The quality is outstanding and I am proud to be a part of the team. I do have a lot of work to do to get there and I am doing this myself, I mean totally myself. So my blog posts may be a bit dry for awhile since “I got 30 minutes of edited taping done this week and it only took me 30 hours!” does not make for an exciting blog post.
I did have a finish this week, can I hear a “Whoooop”?
I finished my Kellie Willey‘s Little Modern Mini wall hanging and I am delighted at how it turned out. It took me about 5 hours to do that border and it’s only an 11″ x 21″ quilt! I made the scale way too small. I do like the way it looks but it probably was not worth the time I put into it. Piano key would have done this quilt justice in about 1/5th of the time. Live and learn, no?
I’m loving the back too! This was a fun romp. I may not become a dedicated mini-maker but I thoroughly enjoyed this. I’ll be making another one – can’t stop at one!
I’m done with the hand stitching on the Turtle Hand Batik panel, using Catherine Redford‘s book as inspiration. Oh I love those colors! I’ll layer it up and quilt the background. This will be lovely once it’s finished. It shouldn’t take too long. Could it be possible to finish this week???
It’s full-on Spring here and I have to share. The least pretty time of the year for a drought tolerant yard is Spring. But I have a few plantings outside of that drought tolerant mode, so here ya go:
Oh how I adore the purplish color of this guy! It’s so beautiful how it chose to drape down the terra cotta pot.
This guy is dense and going bananas. It sits on my front porch and makes me smile. It weighs a ton.
Screaming, happy, joyous color!!
These guys look like they’re at a party, all interacting with each other. Obviously they got their vaccine…. Such simple flowers but I love their centers with their little yellow anthers in there.
First blooms on the cherry – aren’t they gorgeous?
These are my neighbor’s cherry trees – they are stunning! They are blindingly bright and create a porous shadow that is intriguing.
None of these photos are color corrected!
And Big News, there was an in-person quilt show at Cali Quilts! The quilts were hung very high, above the fabric shelves so my photos are not great. These are the only ones that turned out half decent:
It was delightful to see a real quilt show! Thank you Cali Quilts for scratching that itch.
I have some Big announcements about new venues I’ll be teaching at; I’ll post in Saturday’s newsletter. The best way to follow me is through my newsletter – you’ll always get the link to my blog post plus lots of other interesting content. My readers say really nice things about it. Join up if you haven’t already!
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