Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Quilts DO Equal Love!

This quilt may be small, but it is chock full of new and fun techniques! I sure love it. I made it as the class project in "Fabric Fancification", a free online class offered by instructor Lauren Vlcek at The Quilt Show. We began by piecing the background, and then added fused elements along with embellishments in each of the small sections. The project calls for beading, couching, raw-edge applique, embroidered accents, decorative machine stitching, and even printing text on ribbon. I must say that Lauren made it all very easy and lots of fun to do. 


The project will serve as a little encyclopedia of embellishment techniques that I'm sure I'll use in upcoming quilts. Lauren made some of the hard-to-find items such as the small sequin flowers and beading thread available in a kit on her Etsy site. That worked nicely for me because it gave me just the right amount of each type of sequin for the project. I didn't have to shop around and wind up with excess items. Believe me, there are excess beads galore in my sewing room already! Thanks to Lauren and The Quilt Show, I'm geared up to use them rather than just collect and admire them. You can join The Quilt Show site for free, and Lauren's class is free, too.


7 comments:

Robbie said...

So much fun to try all these different techniques! Good for you!!! I'ts lovely!!!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

...and I think quilts equal 'in love' too -- because that's where I fell when I saw this exquisite piece. Dazzleing, Nancy. Just the right everything. :o) Donna

Susan said...

This is beautiful, Nancy!

Susan said...

You inspire me. I need to take classes or join a guild this year.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Well WOW Nancy! How FABULOUS!! THE COLORS! The embellishments! What talent! I think you 'dun good'
girlfriend!!

Nancy said...

Hi Nancy,
I just always love coming for a visit and seeing all the beautiful and creative things you are up to and I was not disappointed this time....After I finish this note, I plan to read through some of your previous posts and see what else you have been up to.....

Best to you for 2013...

beth said...

What a great class project!