Welcome to this week's creativity round-up... first a finish!!!
they were similar sizes so I cut them all to be the same size, adding in some strips here or there. I made them a few years ago with scraps from a big Christmas quilt, and thought mug rugs.
putting them together like this required some fancy y-seam machine work, and figuring out some bits to set in around the outside to unify it.
|see the star fabrics?|
I wanted to highlight the hexie shapes, hard to see in the crazy quilt piecing, and after talking to Joy I reluctantly decided to couch on some sparkly thick thread around a few of them
The couching foot has a hole to keep your thick thread in line while you zig zag over it
used a fun bright o.l.d. fabric to back it.
|too small for this coffee table|
|pretty on this end table in the family room!|
The table scraps challenge this month was to make something with stars... I finished early but then when inspiration strikes, I listen!
This week I took part in another creativity workshop, and while listening to the video interviews, I pulled out the scrap paper of nutrition info from printing a recipe, and doodled faces with my stabilo crayon. It's water soluble and creates shadows when brushed with water
I like seeing the wording through the face, and using paper not needed...I liked how her mouth came out and her personality too. I liked the second one even more....
I'm thinking to do this embroidery this week, from a prior workshop, but will I do it for a week quilt or what?
and Joanna Basford, my sketching mentor online (I just watch all her youtube videos) sent a free advent calendar link to newsletter people.... this was yesterday's image and I like it for an applique pattern more than coloring page! It was her gift to us, and of course is copyright to her, for our personal use only.
our air temps are in mid 50's but the sun is fierce and it feels warmer in the house that is superheated with that sun.... but nights are colder, even for furballs like mine
I'll go finish my breakfast
and leave you to enjoy some tutorials and links I found this week:
I loved this art made with Kisses tabs...yep those chocolate kisses
I found this tutorial series and really learned a lot
this one is on simple tearing/cutting techniques. No nonsense, no extraneous chatter, focused on the infonever know when you'll need to do this... or if you might want to try collage... she has a lot of good videos
happy Arting y'all