Hallelujah! I’m almost caught up on the Quilt Whisperer class by Carla Barrett. You may get tired of hearing this, but this is one cool class. I wish it were 6 weeks instead of only 3!. I’ve finally gotten my homework for Week 2 finished and submitted and we’re half way into Week 3 already.
We had our third webinar today. Somehow, I missed last week’s but no worries because Carla saves the file so we can watch later. It’s just more fun when you’re there during the actual thing.
She asked us to send pictures of quilts we’d like for her to whisper for us. I sent the EQ7 file of Eye of the Storm. She made some really good suggestions. Actually, this quilt is close to being finished but I wanted to see what she would do with it. I’m going to show you her suggestions and in a few days, I’ll show you what I’ve actually done so you can compare.
Part of the extra credit homework was to actually quilt a free-motion all over design. First, we drew the designs on black construction paper. I couldn’t find a white Gel pen so I used the silver Sharpie which worked just fine. Here’s the last design I drew (don’t forget that drawing isn’t my big skill). Thank goodness, I think I’ll be a better quilter than sketcher. 🙂
And here’s the photo of the quilting I did. We were to use black fabric & a light thread. I did my Free-Motion Quilting Challenge on the same piece so you can see part of that. There’s a button to the challenge on right side of the page.
Even though the Free-Motion Challenge is designed for sit-down quilters and I use a Juki on an older Grace frame, I know I can benefit from taking part in it. And now, for the January Free-Motion Quilting Challenge….finally…..
January’s challenge was led by Frances Moore.
I’m tired friends, so I’m going to call it a night.