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 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.


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. Cute snack mats! Love them. :o)

  5. 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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