This week I chose just some of my fabrics and techniques (as per rules posted for week 2) to start the front of my challenge piece. I chose indigo fabric, turquoise fabric, silver lame, turquoise thread, nylon thread and included some applique shapes and leaves. I've already used seven of the eleven letters/words. Just four to go - olive, green, charms, hand stitching.
At the beginning of this month, I released my latest quilt pattern called "Moon Lake". It is an applique pattern and from the title I'm sure you can guess that it has a moon and lake in it. The design is all applique, however it didn't start out that way. My first intention was to have a pieced background with flowers around the border, but then I decided I wanted to create a scene so a lake was born along with mountains and a night sky.
This week we are going to be treating the challenge a little differently. Instead of me giving you rules again next week, I'm going to include week 2 and 3 here this week. Are you ready? Here we go:
A new gallery for April Stitch Along starting with the first week. A number of entries have come in with a selection of word choices and photos for the gallery. It's not too late to join in. Check out our first set of rules.
Recently Jennifer Leslie shared a photo of a quilt she made after attending my Poppin Poppies online class at the Academy of Quilting. She used the techniques learned to create a beautiful autumn quilt called "When Autumn Leaves Start To Fall". Can you see the three-dimensional leaves?
What do you do with your quilts? How do you present them and display them for everyone to enjoy? I hope they are not stuck away in a chest or closet. I have to admit, some of mine are and I need to find ways to better display them so they can be enjoyed by all.
They say you learn something new every day of your life. Today I learned that the embroidery module on your sewing machine, isn't just for embroidery. You can use it for quilting as well. How useful is that? Joanne Winn does some wonderful digitized quilting with her machine which she teaches in Digitized Quilting at the Academy of Quilting, and today she shared some photos of her quilting with us.
Today I collected items for my April stitch along challenge. Did you collect yours? I'm really liking how all these things look so good together, even though they are random words/items as such.
It's not too late to join in some of these classes, but registration closes soon.... Here is a brief outline of what each is about.
Time to start another Stitch Along challenge, I hope you will join me. This week you need to think "Stitch Along". Huh? Yeah really. Think of those words.