It’s all about finishing!

alien landscapeSince my last post, I’ve been very focused on finishing some projects that have been lingering on the to do list for far too long. First, I finished the pieces that I started in the Deborah Boschert workshop. The small piece on the left is a product of the landscape workshop. I received a packet of fabric and had to create a landscape from the materials provided. I call it “Full Moon Over Planet X”.

The second day of our two days of workshops, we were given another packet of materials and asked to create a series using the fabrics provided. These are small pieces–only 5″ x 8″. diamond series 1


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I then finally finished two projects that I started in classes last fall at the International Quilt Show in Houston. I took a class in machine applique using decorative stitches with Sarah Ann Smith. We fused lots of leaves and then appliqued each leaf with a different stitch. I finished about 1/2 of it in class but just finished the second half in the last couple of weeks. I’m excited about the prospects of playing with more of this!  The second piece for Houston is “Red and Black Squared.”  This was a design class with Lyric Kinard.Red and Black Squared leaves








“Red and Black Squared” is actually much smaller than “Leaves.” It’s only about 8″ x 10″ but I had fun using a variety of hand stitches, machine decorative stitches, stenciling with fabric paint, and some beads!

Finally, I finished my new hand piecing class sample which is a sampler of traditional blocks that all relate to St. Louis in some way. I’ll be teaching the quilt at The Quilted Fox. The blocks include variations of the St. Louis Star, Missouri Puzzle, World’s Fair, Missouri Gateway Star, and Missouri louis quilt The quilt is about 65″ x 65″. I used a Circle of Nine setting inspired by the book of the same name.

I’m so happy to have finished all these projects. I’m going to play with my new gelli plate now and paint some fabrics for future art quilts!

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