Week 4 of the hand stitched class was appliqué.
This was brought into the quilt with a simple dogwood bud shape embellished with blanket stitch.
The strips for the sides of the quilt also had on point triangles which were a little fussy to make but well worth the effort.
I’ve said it before but what is it with cats and quilt photos.
Another appliqué project offered was this cute flower pillow.
She also gave directions for embellishing a skirt. I made the skirt but never got around to the embellishment.
I have been focusing on getting the quilt done.
The backing is going to be very simple using the Sarah Jane family tree panel.
The final week was about hand quilting. My quilt is now bound and ready to go with some beautiful pink perle thread I got from crochet Australia.
This is the pattern that will be in the pink border of my quilt.
The other projects offered in week 5 were some napkins and a whole cloth quilt. I am going to give the napkins a miss but make the whole cloth quit (using the fabrics below) for a friend that is expecting a girl in november.
So now that is the end of the handstitched class. I made a lot of projects and I sent Sheridan a lot of “work in progress” text messages.
This is the first blog based online class that I have done and I was very impressed. Rachael obviously spent a lot of time and effort preparing the projects, taking photos, writing blog posts, creating instructions and making the videos. The projects were easily made and the instructions easy to follow. There was always something interesting to make for each topic.
It was great to have the Flickr pool too, to see what other creative types made and how they interpreted the projects.
I can’t wait for her to run the quilting curves class again, I will definitely be signing up for that one.
Thanks Rachael. I had a ball.