It is great to see other's joining in the stitch along this month. Be sure to take a look in the gallery.
What does "metallic", "heavy" and "twisted" all have in common? Some would say, "Difficult Threads", but not so for Linda Schmidt. With a combination of "drinking straw", "Sewers Aid", "Top stitching needle" and more, she makes stitching with unusal threads exciting and fun rather than frastrating and clumbersome in her class "Filament Fantasy". Today she told me a little bit more about her class...
Do you know about fractals? You might think they came with the computer age, but this is not so, they came long before that! Fractals are a special kind of pattern that are so amazing and different... only a mathematician could really explain their creation, but they are certainly fantastic inspiration for quilt designs. My heart starts beating rapidly with excitement as I imagine making quilts from every fractal I see, each more beautiful and unique than the last. Lily put together a short video to give you an idea of what her class "Fractal Fragments" is all about, but first lets see how she got started.
A new gallery for a new March - our third for the year. Remember if you missed the challenge rules, you can check back here to week 1 rules.
This month's challenge is all about scraps so I decided to use my bright scraps with blacks. I don't have as many blacks but I'm sure it will be enough. I sorted them into piles - what a clutter!
Some time ago, I made a facebook page for the Academy of Quilting and for that page I made a banner showing one class from every teacher listed at the time (we now have some more teachers!). Well today I wanted to add the image on my pinterest board but facebook wouldn't let me - or I was doing something wrong - so I figured I might as well add it here to my blog instead.
March is just around the corner and we have another challenge about to start, but before we get underway, perhaps you want to check February's gallery. I added more pieces sent in this last week.
Screen Printing is something I have never tried because I always thought it would be expensive and I'd need a lot of equipment, but after reading Shirley Goodwin's class, I realize that I've been missing out on what looks like, a whole bunch of fun. Shirley may not be well known around the world, but she certainly is in New Zealand. She is list mum for our Kiwi Quilter's group and owner of Tillia Dyes.
This is the last week for February stitch along challenge. Next week we start a brand new challenge - be sure to join me as it will be a lot of fun with scraps. Also remember to check the gallery, it has been updated a couple of times this week: Gallery
Did you add your applique last weekend to your challenge piece? It would be great to see them in the gallery. This is the last week of February's challenge and next week we will be posting a whole new challenge for March. It's a fun one so I hope you'll join in.