Well, another drawing class has come and gone. This week we were able
to try out some charcoal sticks and Conte Charcoal sticks. I came to
the conclusion that I really don’t care for them. It is nice to be able
to use these supplies though, without having to purchase them.
Len, our teacher, uses all of her own pictures; although this one
was taken by her mom. What do you think?
Here is my rendition. Who would have guessed that I can draw.
Once most of the picture is drawn with pencil, the artist goes back
in with ink or a micropen and draws all over the pencil lines. Then
a gummy eraser is used to erase all the pencil lines. I thought that
was ingenious, as I have never taken a class before. It is alot of fun
and you forget the time, just as when you are sewing and quilting.
You should try it sometime; it is fun to learn new things, even if it
is not as exciting as quilting.
This exciting wallhanging was made for someone special. I can’t
say any more due to fear of letting the cat out of the bag.
The border area is so cute. I love all the leaves and the whole color
scheme of this quilt. “Blossoms” is the name of the panto chosen.
One of the center blocks. I used a light blue So Fine polyester
thread for the top and a polyester red thread for the backing.
The backing is full of color too.
Eleanor is moving to Nova Scotia so she is finishing up all of
her quilts before she goes. We will miss you Eleanor.
Eleanor is a great piecer-all the borders are flat and square, no
ripples at all.
“Brocade” was the panto of choice for this quilt and we used
a medium colored brown polyester thread for the top and the
The brown thread shows up beautifully on the gold backing. The design
pops alot on the backing as well.
A close up of the quilting design on the back of the quilt.
Bonnie made this lovely quilt out of a jelly roll. She added the side
strip and diamonds to create interest; I think she succeeded. What
a great idea to spruce this quilt up.
“Dancing Daisies” is the name of the overall design chosen. I think
it adds some movement and fun to the quilt.
THe backing of the quilt. I used a light So Fine blue polyester
thread for the top and the backing.
And lastly, I am so excited to be able to get to this one tomorrow, that
is my plan. Al Cote the designer of this wallhanging.
Have a great week and you should check out
The Needle and Thread Network, a Canadian site, featuring all
sorts of textile art and artists.