|The prompt was: "Landmark"|
|The prompt was: "Skyline"|
So welcome to the blog party!
I stopped the video again later on as she was demonstrating the process behind her beautiful Nest Quilt. Carrie used a Marcia Derse fat quarter as the basis of her design and that reminded me to dig out a stack of the designer's fabric I won a long time ago in an online giveaway. This stuff is beautiful but doesn't fit in the hip, modern quilt fabric box. Bloomston works with her own line of fabric but also loves scrap material from saris. I've heard from many quilters about getting too wrapped up in fabric lines and specific palettes. It's true that beginner quilters are rarely stymied by such things, they just use whatever they have. As my stash grows, I find it more difficult sometimes to choose fabric in order to start a project.
Riffing off Bloomston's prompts as she built her nest, I made a note or two of other forms suggested by her technique. Afterward, I looked at my fabric stack and suddenly saw possibility where I hadn't been able to before. Carrie rips fabric or quickly cuts freehand with scissors and then uses a school glue stick to create collage images which she later uses the sewing machine to stitch down. I decided the best way to utilize the class information would be to put it directly into play.
on her blog post between now and October 4th. On her blog post, you'll also find the links for all of the other participating bloggers. I especially love this post at einfach bunt -- it's in German and English. And you can see a beautiful nest mini quilt constructed at Shimmer Skys.
And I'd love to here about how you fight the creative slump.
That's it for now but more's in store!