Saturday, April 9th, 2011

I Heart Art :: Contemporary Quilt Design

IMG_20110405_204445So some night this past week, probably Tuesday, I held off changing into my pyjamas and went back out after dinner.  And I sure do love my pyjamas but it was totally worth putting off.  I have lots of big ideas about quilting but traditional quilting is for someone way more detail oriented than I am.   Which is why the workshop about modern quilt technique was totally perfect for me.  

I think it’s just way less fiddly.  I got plenty of ideas for how to use updated methods and designs inspired by traditional techniques.  And to do that in ways that make the most of the all the good stuff that we have at our disposal like fusible web.  I’m actually kind of excited about it.  If only i could actually bring myself to write some of my ideas down in my notebook before I lose momentum.

It was a fun night hanging out with the girls (it’s ok for me to use your picture, right?), doing a little handwork and learning something new too.  Insung was really sweet, engaging and patient as a teacher (take a peek at what she had to say about it) and nobody said anything about how much I complained about being tired, having a bad day and not being able to stop complaining.

IF I follow through I might even be able to get rid of some of my Alexander Henry scraps.  The ones that keep getting smaller and smaller but that somehow I just can’t seem to get rid of.  That’s my sewing box there in first of her two pictures… full of tiny bits.  Off to order a die cutting press so I can get to work.  Kidding, kidding.  I’m just going to spend the next six weeks cutting hexagons out of card stock… or maybe honing Chase’s scissor skills.

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