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I've been taking a 3-part (6 hours) Drunkard's Path class by Pepper Cory. I just love her! Parts 1 and 2 were on Saturday and Sunday, and Part 3 will be this Saturday. I have done some smaller DP blocks before, and I am familiar with curved piecing, but Pepper has a slightly different take on it. What I wanted from the class was the content about choosing fabrics, variations using the basic DP block, and how to use contrasts between light and dark, complementary colors, large-scale and small-scale prints, etc. "Homework" after the first class was to create one or more blocks of whatever variation we liked. I have been wanting to use some of my Asian fabrics, and the "Rob Peter to Pay Paul" variation seemed like it would be a good way to use them. The first picture is my first test block, and the second picture, I was just playing with one of the animal designs - a stylized bird. I guess I had Edgar Allen Poe on my mind when I made that RAVEN. (The beak was not in the original block; I added that myself.) With Halloween coming up, I think I can also modify that block to represent a BAT -- with a much smaller tail section and two little prairie points for the bat ears. LOL I think I will just add some more Halloween fabric from my stash and make it a wall hanging. Or maybe the raven will be a wall hanging all by itself. I could call it "Nevermore." haha
I wish I had more of that black TOT fabric, because I think it kinda looks like feathers.
So sorry! Hopefully you have a mild and quick episode. It is so not fun being sick.
Oooh, I'm jealous! I would have liked to take a class from Pepper Cory back in the day when I was able to go to shows and take classes. I've always liked reading stuff she's written for books and magazines because she seems like a very wise woman.
I've always remembered Pepper's comment in one article; "Never quilt a a bedcover to cardboard" (or words to that effect) as a warning to never over-quilt a quilt.
I decided to donate some of my I spy tops for the guild to sell in our "country store" in our quilt show in September. So I started quilting. And since I had 9 yards of backing loaded, I just kept going. $ quilts quilted. I tried a new edge to edge pattern that the designer called filaments - once I figured out how to "travel", it was lots of fun. And doesn't it look happy on the colorful quilt! The pattern is basically 3 loops or "L's then underlined with arcs. I wanted something that wasn't flowers.
here's the stack. Now to get them bound.
Those are very clever "unisex" quilts you were able to get quilted in a short time. Well, the binding won't exactly be a breeze, but you have plenty of time to get those bound before your guild's show, I'm sure.
Looks like a fun quilting design. Looks like you be having a binding marathon.
Well, of course this class is an online class, and we are attending via Zoom. There are 10-11 of us taking the class, and we are getting a very nice close-up view of Pepper's quilting shed, which is quite impressive. I have been "Facebook friends" with her for a long time, but I have never taken a class from her before. But I do love to watch her videos on YouTube, and she IS a very wise woman. I could listen to her for hours as she talks about quilting in general, and her quilts in particular. I am really enjoying this class.
Linda, your work is just amazing!
This is a true work of art, love and labor. It's just beautiful.
Still working my way through a caZillion HST. Making one of each from this Chart of HST blocks. At some point they'll become quilt tops. LOL In this case I've numbered each block to match a number I've drawn on the chart. Most of the blocks have the same fabric. But if I don't have enough I'll substitute something very similar. Most will never notice in the finished quilt. Middle Lime green and top row middle pink blocks are examples of this. 42 blocks made to date. The Heart block I found somewhere else, but makes a nice block as well.
I manage my scraps as I go along or receive them in grocery bags. So I always have squares and HST of various sizes available in bins. This is a fun little "no plan" project and I'm slowly using up some of the 3.5" HST.
and this Ladies, is how I stay out of Jail..... keeping busy with my sewing. LOL
HAPPY AUGUST 10 to each of you.