Between daily life and pulling the new ihaveanotion.com web pages together I did do a little creative playtime. Not much… but some.
In March I shared my “Thread Talk” and some of the quilts I’ve made that have lots of thread on them with a guild in Indiana. They asked if I would come back and share a “Thread Workshop”. They chose a ‘threadpainting’ technique. Its a great class for beginning thread work and free motion work, especially if you have been afraid to do either. Most of the decisions are made for you…. and you only have to workout a few color decisions and play. The play date was in early July and there were 19 ladies waiting to play!!! We had a really fun day with thread and flowers!
Whenever I share a technique I try to have at least one new piece and one new sample to show how I work the stitching.
The new piece was these Daffodils. Sorry I don’t have a detail shot of the stitching. I was really more interested in getting to the quilting part, because I wanted to play with an idea for another quilt.
The other new piece I started for the class was one that I left in mid stitching stage.
So I got busy after the class and completed the threadplay, backed it and finished the quilting. I also got a label done for it. About 20” square and the red quilting was done free motion with Glide 40 weight thread, the black quilting was done with a 50 weight 100% cotton.
I was sent a picture (I always forget to take pictures) from the guild meeting after the workshop and 4 ladies finished their little piece. It is so rewarding to see finishes, but I also relate to the participants that finishing is not a requirement, sometimes in playing we make decisions… that don’t resonate… and compel a finish. I have several of those!!!
Let me also thank everyone for the visits to the store, reading the blog and leaving comments. I really appreciate them… without you there wouldn’t be any fun.