https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUYm4pDs40s I loved the idea of this because of the colour and texture.
The second thing that informed the start of this piece is that I did my trunk show this week. That got me looking at some of my older pieces and reminded me of some lovely stitching/quilting I inherited from my husband's Aunt Pat. I have repurposed some of that stash that I inherited but I would like to do more of that.
The base of this piece is an embroidered quilt block that Aunt Pat had started but not finished. I hand-stitched on small pieces of fabric and lace. In the video, they used dyes and paints next but I wanted to work with my Inktense pencils. I can never follow someone's instructions to the letter!
Admittedly, this doesn't look like much right now. I think I want to change the colour in some areas. Then I will start adding more hand stitch and beads.
A note about my trunk show, it was very well received. The Paris quilt guild is a lovely bunch and remarkably warm and welcoming. My confidence was bolstered by the overwhelmingly positive response to my work. I would genuinely love to do more trunk shows.
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