In preparing workshops for QuiltCon Together, I made several class samples that I have yet to share here on my blog. Going through the workshops with attendees last weekend reminded me of these fun projects.
While the mini mini quilt workshop is an invitation to have fun and use up your scraps, I also talk about some principles of quilt design and how to think through the creation process when the decision of what to make is left entirely up to you.
One of the prompts I suggest is to interview someone and find out about their likes and dislikes. I spoke with my mother-in-law and was inspired to make the ex-NASA techno trousers from Wallace & Gromit. They were great fun to make and even more fun to surprise my mother-in-law with!
I prepared for and filmed my last workshop, Thread Painting, for QuiltCon Together while we were preparing for moving to Hawaii. I decided to use the workshop sample to help me take a memory of my favorite part of California with me, a tree from the Pacific Grove coastline.
Note that I was especially excited to get to teach Thread Painting during QuiltCon Together because it allowed everyone to have access to their home machines and learn what settings, thread, needles, and other tools work best for them. It was such a delight to get to see all the great work that everyone made during the event!
If my husband and I won the lottery (we’d have to buy tickets to win, but I digress), we would purchase a home in Pacific Grove. Since that’s not going to happen, I opted to use a photograph I took of a stunning tree along the coast there and turn it into my class sample for the workshop.
I love how double sided thread paintings can be! And note that I used the facing tutorial by Audrey from Cotton and Bourbon to finish this mini quilt.
I’ll be back early next week with a few more musings and thoughts about the QuiltCon Together experience.