Other than needing a hanging sleeve (I've already got a cute little hanger) and a label. 'By the Sea' has been complete for just about a week now. Ladies and gents, we have an OPAM finish for July, and we are on a fast track to excel at finishes this month.
If you can enlarge this, check out the 'beach'.
Now we're on to the next class, which was a Beachy tote bag. Today I finished my homework for Tuesday's class and this will likely be finished by Tuesday night. Here's the work in progress for this:
It's chock full of couching, machine embroidery, quilting.
What do you suppose these 20-strip pieces are going to turn into? (there's 3 of them).
Yep, it's Bargello. This is the top half of a table runner. I've stitched together the left side. Still need to stitch the right side strips, then make another one, flip it and attach them., bind, sandwich and quilt. Next class on this is Friday, I just need to have the top finished. (I have a feeling it's going to be a week of late nights, coming up).
I spent all day Saturday in a class and learned how to freeform piece. Here's a sample of a few components of what will become an arty quilt. (Though I'll most likely not use these practice pieces in it)
I'm halfway through my 8 signed up for classes. There are 3 more I'm waitlisted on, so we'll see if I get into any of those.
Of course, I decided I needed batiks for this little art project, so here's yesterday's shopping after class:
And who can resist a good online sale?
My latest buy from Fabric.com, I present you a real throwback to the 70s, it's called Hot Flash from Westminster Fabrics, and it was on this super 4th of July sale for $3.98 a yard. Woven, heavy, colorful. Can you say 'what a deal!' boys and girls?