Thursday, March 17, 2016

Art Quilt Fun and A Book Review

I took Barbara Olson's class about six weeks ago on creativity and we all made her Wild Child quilt. 



Choosing the fabrics was hard for me. I think I left the class with the least amount of work completed. I came home and changed out several fabrics and then started in on My quilting plan. 



I really need to remember to draw these things out in graph paper before jumping in. I stitched and removed the entire border as well as some leaves I had stitched in. 

After getting advice and critiques from my online friends I followed some of their advice and also conjured up some of my own creative twists. I am loving dabbling in the art quilt world. I actually tried the trapunto process with this at the advice of my friend Peggy Holt. 

Also after many years following Leah Day's blog and YouTube videos, I finally decided to buy one of her books just as a way I guess of thanking her for all of her free tutorials that she's provided through the years. I cannot wait to start stitching out some of these designs. I thought I had seen all of them and knew so many but I am humbled by her work. 



Have you purchased her book?  Every picture is in color!  I thought the price was reasonable considering they're all in color. If you can't figure out how she stitches them, you can go to www.LeahDay.com/365 to find all the tutorials. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

3 comments:

Mina said...

Very nice! I took this class last year and I have yet to finish mine. I may start over because my fabric choices didn't work out.

What Comes Next? said...

I really like your Wild Child - very nice, Mary. Lovely quilting. Good for you for finishing it. I so often take a workshop and then never complete the piece ūüėĚ

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