In September I will be teaching a class on how to embellish a crazy quilt block…real simple…you bet… (it is a lot of work putting this together..) the end result is worth it!
I have taught this class once before for a local Quilt guild and it was immense fun…comments ranged from “this was the quietest group of quilters in a class ever…..to someone telling me that it was the best class they had ever taken…it does make one feel good to provide new techniques and ideas and the fact that hand embellishing seems to be coming back into vogue…
The biggest plus is I get to use up my fabrics and some “bit’s that I have collected over the years and with the cost of fabric today I can keep my costs down by using my older stuff….which includes silks, sheers, velvet, cottons and others…then comes gathering the trims, threads, silk ribbon, dodads, beads and other nifty items to add to the seams and fabrics of the block. For this class I am aiming for a fallish theme….should be interesting…I have some lace leaves that will be dyed to look like fall leaves to add…fall is my favorite time of year…Looking through the bits I have to make this class is creativity on fire for me…I surprise myself that I will inevitably find something that I don’t remember having and it will be perfect for the block…Hope everyone else will enjoy it too….Oh…I forgot to mention that there will be a lot of “sparklies” …there are wonderful arrays of sequins out there to purchase and adding them just gives the block some extra pizazz….not for everyone I know but in moderation bling can add to a block!
Here is a picture of this class block in progress…still have to add a few things…only 15 students as putting these together are time consuming but worth it as I said before…. I am trying to keep it as simple as possible…there are some absolutely stunning crazy quilt blocks out there…so hoping this is a good one for beginners etc….