Saturday, June 1, 2019

Building Villages


I got to enjoy a 'mental health' day playing with several quild members in building villages.  We had a much enjoyed class on the technique' and book by Karen Eckmeir.  We had several members cancel out due to illness - we seem to have a huge outbreak of pnuemonia in our county. 


Robbie Sutton (in black shirt) was our instructor; a member of our 'sister' guild on the other side of the creek.  She was quite helpful and a lot of fun.


Yup, one of our 'roosters' was at the class.  Lots of color play at this table.


These gals had a lot of fabric that I would have loved to have just scooped up and taken home.  They were both into making seaside scenes.


A bit of Italy was going on at this table.  They were a little slow to start, but once it clicked they were a house on fire.


Ginny has been very interested in the culture, architecture, and history of Turkey of late.  She chose a great inspirational photo from a travel brouchure to be creative with.


And this is mine.  I had a photo of the village of Saithes, England.  If I hadn't been such a class 'rover' and chatter monkey, I might have gotten more done - well, more was done after I went around to do photos.

You free hand or ruler/rotery cut your fabrics and glue them in place on a piece of batting.  Then a tulle is placed over the whole piece and  you quilt the pat-tute out of it.  I plan on getting this done to show at our next Guild meeting.

Have you tryed something new or stretched out of your zone?
Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

9 comments:

  1. Very interesting technique. Hmmmm

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  2. Lovely works in progress; great possibilities with this method. I like your layout...hugs, Julierose

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  3. That is such a fun technique. I’ve done two of those using her book.

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  4. What a fun project, a whole village! I hope your quilting friends are all better soon.

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  5. Ohhhh... Happy Villages looks cool. Too bad about so many being sick. It's finally spring time and everyone should be well to enjoy it.

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  6. I can't believe this book/technique is "coming around again." I may need to get mine out and make one! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. The villages look wonderful. That technique would be a real stretch for me. I like that your village is on the water.

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  8. You are supposed to chat at things like this. You got a lot done anyways.

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