Friday, January 13, 2012

Snack mats for practice

  . A little bit of practice on the leaves with curled element this week....and extra curls added in.    The little "tweets" are a thread sketching technique where you basically just are creating an outline drawing.  Then you get to have fun  and highlight and color with Prismacolor pencils.
  On the second one I used the fold over backing for the  binding---ugh.  I don't like it, and won't be doing that again.  But these are just snack mats for fun.  Lesson learned!





I also worked a bit on some updated samples for the Crazy Quilting program I am doing for guild next month.  I wanted to focus on and show  a couple techniques  for different embellishments.  So I dug into the stack of journal quilt samples from last year and came up with a few that will be great.  I'm so glad I did that journal challenge.....it was a great experience. To try a technique,  and accept the results, both good and bad, and learn from it.   And end up with a "library" of journals to use as inspiration for later.  I do believe it will miss it this year.
Happy stitching.

6 comments:

Janet O. said...

Your leaves with the curl look really good! (I haven't even practiced the basic leaf yet). Look at you go!

Lynne said...

Very cute!

Impera_Magna said...

Very nice.... love the birdies and the leaves!

Nicki said...

You did a great job with the leaves & swirls. I'm just learning about that fold over binding (self binding technique) from some of the doll quilts that are coming in. One quilter sent me some easy directions for it. I plan to try it on my next doll quilt.

Kelli said...

Cute snack mats! Love them. :o)

Karen said...

I really like the way you are using your FMQ to make these cute little mats. Great idea. The leaves and curls look. I really need to practice a lot more with my FMQ and this looks like a good way.
I love the end result with the snack mats.

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