Saturday, March 31, 2012

Craftsy Course Review

I've been signed up with Craftsy for a while now, but really haven't taken advantage of the site. That was until last week, when I got an email about a on-line course: Quilting BIG Projects on a small Machine with Ann Petersen. Of course it didn't hurt that the course was on sale for $29.99.
This is NOT a link to the course! This is just a screen capture to show you what it looks like.

 The course was broken down into manageable chunks (25-35 minutes long). Ann Petersen showed how to spray baste, break the batting, break the quilt top, block by block methods. All really helpful. The best part, you can watch it over and over again, you don't loose access to the course. You can even watch it on your iPad! SWEET!

Anyway, you might want to check it out on Craftsy!

 Color Me Quilty!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Try New Things (TNT) Thursday: Quilt Painting!

The other day, while out browsing some of my favorite blogs, Laura at Quokka Quilts was showing her project from a two day workshop she attended with Helen Godden. I couldn't take my eyes off of her project. I then went in search of Helen Godden, who just happens to be a very talented quilt artist. After a little more stalking searching I found out that she was using Lumiere paints by Jaquard. I couldn't find them locally, so I ordered this little starter pack. Come to find out Leah Day used these paints on her quilt "Hot Cast".

I received these paints in the mail the other day, but I needed a quilt to try them out on. I knew I had to quilt a sample for the Sew Cal Gal March FMQ Challenge, so I decided to combine the projects.
Approx. 10" x 10"


These pictures really don't do this little piece justice, the quilt quite literally shimmers in the light. I used the paints without any mixing, applied by a small paint brush. They covered amazingly well. Painting was my first love, so the thought that I can combine the two, makes me a happy girl. I have a feeling that I will need a little more that just the starter pack of paint.

If you were with me last week for TTT and TNT Thursday, I asked you all about me starting a Quilty Embellishment Linky (QED) Party. I've decided to hold it on the 15th of each month. I hope you will join me. More details to follow.

Of course, I'm linking up today with the Melissa at Happy Quilting and Rebecca Lynne at Making Rebecca Lynne!

Thursday Think Tank

Color Me Quilty!