Wednesday, October 24, 2007

QU Elements class

I am now on lesson four of this class entitled Earth. Haven't started it yet but I'm close!! Here are pictures of my first three weeks worth. Water, Fire and Wind. I have added machine embroidery to each of them. I haven't sewn the mermaid down because I need to quilt that piece first then sew her into the picture. The fire dragon doesn't show up too good in this picture but you definitely know what he is. And the white doves in the clouds was Linda's (teacher of the class) idea!! My clouds looked okay but lacked a focal point so she suggested I put some birds in the picture.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Embellished Beads

These are hand made beads I received in swaps. I embellished them today using wire, ribbons and small beads. These will look good on small journal pages & art quilts.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

QU Elements class

I started a Quilt University online art quilt class with Linda Schmidt called "Elements" So far we have made a water scene (my ocean) and a fire scene. Much harder than I had anticipated but I've learned sooooo much from this class. We have a weeks break and then begin the final two elements, clouds and mother earth. We will then quilt our four pieces and finish them either in a quilt or as individual pieces. What fun this has been so far but I have to admit I was totally stuck at the beginning. I just couldn't get the water to flow as it should. It took me a few days to get the feel of what I should and should not be doing!!