Wednesday, April 28, 2010

One Word Wednesday

Petal Drifts...................

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Even More Give and Take Applique!

We had so much fun in Creston with the Give and Take Applique I wanted to share more pictures! As a teacher, it is so exciting to see what designs inspiration my students can come up with and they really exploded with this concept of positive/negative designs.

Ruth created a paper cut design for her wall hanging and had fun with a variety of red fabrics.

Syd pieced some of the applique fabrics to add even more interest to her piece and has a variety of layout options to consider. I really like the way she has turned the blocks so the orientation changes.

Thanks to a wonderful group of ladies who made me feel so welcome, shared with creativity and had such a good time!
See you at Quilt Canada, I hope!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

More Give and Take Applique!

Here are some more pictures of the ladies in Creston and their work on Give and Take Applique. What a difference in their work when they have two days for designs and creation. No one was rushed and they were able to create some very exciting designs. Great job, everyone!

Brigitte used a Hawaiian style design in batiks for her piece, I could see this design in a lovely bed size quilt as well!

Connie played with a more ornate design and I love what is happening in the centre where the blocks meet.

Donna has some wonderful designs that could be used in so many different ways and she has a wonderful use of detail in these designs.

Joanne was inspired by a sketch of a quilting design to create this unique  arrangement. We had lots of fun trying out different layout possibilities!

Linda used a circlular design for her work and I'm really looking forward to see what she develops with this!

More tomorrow!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Give and Take Applique

Again in Creston with a wonderful group of ladies who jumped in with both feet and came up with excting designs using my Give and Take Applique technique. See my patterns at

Give and Take Applique uses both the positive and negative of any designs and when the blocks are placed in different arrangmenets, exciting things take place!

Here are some of my students work, they really took the concept and ran with it!

Ruth let me take a picture of her belt, it's another possible design idea!
More tomorrow!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Stained Glass Class

I was in Creston BC a short time ago and had five wonderful days of classes. The location was superb, a lovely community hall with good lighting, 8 ft. tables for each students and lots of walk around space. Every teachers dream place!
The students learned my Too Easy Stained Glass method, an easy fusible web tecnique for creating intricate details and lines! I have several patterns and my latest Simple Stained Glass book here:
The students took some basic designs and really had fun exploring what they could do with their fabrics and additional details!

Didn't they do a great job?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter