Last minute post here – I almost completely forgot to create a post for this week! So here it is, hastily prepared. I walk in the wee hours and that is when it occurred to me that no post had been prepared.
Eerie photo taken on my walk. The street lights give an odd color to the grasses. The world is different and refreshing in the wee hours of the morning.
I’ve been prepping for my first 3-day free motion quilting seminar at Cali Quilts:
There’s a lot more work than meets the eye here. I’m still packing!
Teaching a seminar with students with widely varying interests and experience will be a challenge – one that I am excited to take on. As it happens, half of my students are newbies with the other half has varying degrees of free motion quilting experience. Each AM and PM will start with a lesson covering everything from ruler work to feathers to combining designs and so on. I’ll be on my toes as I work with each student and their requests.
I am glad that I sent out a questionaire for each student – their likes, what they hope to accomplish, their experience level and more. It was a ton of work but I am so glad that I am heading in today knowing what they want! I based my curriculum on their stated needs.
I created this piece as as bit of an example on intuitive quilting on a piece where you don’t want to do a bunch of motifs like grids, bubbles, meander, etc.
It’s a delightful digital print. I learned something along the way:
The photo may not translate well, but it’s too puffy.
Does this show it better? Maybe not. I double batted with wool and it was just wrong for this piece.
A little detail shot.
From the back. Okay, let’s just say this became a “learning piece”, an example of less-than-successful quilting. You learn more from seeing it done wrong than seeing it done right. It’s not awful, just could have benefitted from a flatter batting.
I am so excited about today. I can’t wait to launch!