I have so many projects going at once right now and they all need to be done yesterday! So productivity is high but so is demand. My son, DIL and grandson visited over the weekend and it was absolutely wonderful! I knew there would be some downtime, but I didn’t want to retire to my studio and leave the action. So I embellished a linen top from Target in my downtime:
It’s subtle, and I wanted it to be. I was afraid it would go “happy hands at home” if I had a heavy hand.
We took a trip out to Lake Folsom to see the super bloom of lupines – WOWSA!!
Absolutely no filters there! I’ve never seen anything like it, not in TX or Colorado; it was amazing, magical!
I have been working on developing new classes. I have at least 4 in mind. It takes a lot to create new curriculum. I do have one new one to add…..may I introduce, The Julianne Pillow, based on a fabulous pillow by my friend and maker, Julianne:
Doesn’t that look like fun! It is!!! The whole idea behind this class is to create a project with fun, non-fussy free motion quilting in a size small enough to complete or almost complete during class (top only).
You start with fabric that has interesting, cut-outable designs that you combine on a pillow top:
By combining and stacking and fusing, you create your top.
Now, even more fun – three levels of completion, depending on your taste and time you want to invest.
Add some metallic quilting (I know it’s hard to see in the photos):
And yes, I glued those beads (I am up against a deadline) but you can sew them on if you prefer.
I mean, how can you have any more fun free motion quilting than that! In class I will cover working with metallic threads, sewing on beads by machine, fusing methods, finishing and more.
It’s hard to figure out when it’s “done”!
It just begged for a bias stiped cording insert and I obeyed the call. Seriously, I would NEVER do piping without using Susan Cleveland’s Groovin’ Hot Piping Tool. It makes for perfect cording….
which makes for a super easy and accurate install.
One more detail shot, these sweet little leaves:
I haven’t been able to finish my filming for my on-demand class yet, but I did take a major step yesterday, hiring a photographer to take “lifestyle” shots needed for my class:
We covered a lot of ground and got a ton of great shots; can’t wait to share some of them with you! I hired him through Upwork – I’m a first time user and I am impressed!
Whew – what a week. There’s still lots of catch-up to do.
I’ll be linking up: