We layered and embellished each block adding fabric, hand dyed velvet and wool. Each started with the same background fabrics then added their own touch.
I love the way our new ‘Dazzle’ thread was used in this block.
Seagrass used to define the border around this appliqué piece.
We played with many ribbons as stems attaching them with an assortment of stitches.
One of the students brought her scraps for the other students to work from so they had an abundance of colors to layer with.
As always I love to see my quilt patterns in cloth. Diane had done a couple of my earlier BOM’s which she brought to share.
Many thanks to all the Guild members for making me feel very welcome. And a special thanks to Maureen for her great hospitality.
Thanks Ricky and Alex for featuring my ‘Flowerbed’ and ‘Crimson Tweed’ Quilts on the cover of the new The QuiltLife magazine.
What a treat! I have been longing to teach a more involved embellishment class and this weekend I taught a three day class on stitching to 21 enthusiastic like minded quilters here in Colorado Springs. This confirmed to me where I need to focus my time and energy. No more one day workshops just multiday classes where each student can really learn my techniques for wool embellishment and layering.
Each student started a piece at home then spent the days learning about all the different fibers and threads I like to use as well as needles and notions. We layered with many different fabrics using multiple stitches to enhance.
Many thanks to Lilo for such great attention to detail and Anne for her great hospitality, and to all guild members who made me feel so welcome. I am very excited to see all these pieces as they evolve.