As I am progressing along with my own version of 'Let's Design' it is really taking on a wonderful 'crazy patchwork quilt' feel. Of course, my quilt will be a sample for teaching and being able to show those of you coming along to one of the classes just what you can do, a springboard for your own imagination, and your own quilt:
So because my version is for me I'm adding in all my favourite things, like butterflies (what a surprise)! Above, you can see how I've worked one little butterfly with a Satin Stitch body, and below, one with a few Straight Stitches for a body. Trying to think on what some of you might like to embellish your quilts with I've had a play with some tiny glass beads:
Playing is half the fun really, don't you think?:
Then I found some bigger glass beads that I'd purchased a while ago and, well, now I can't decide!:
So I moved on to adding in some leftover-from-other-projects- bits. Some English paper pieced hexagons:
Hope this inspires you and gives you a few ideas. I just have to add in some other bits on the block now.
Also, for those of you wanting to know about the Cosmo embroidery threads I have popped a little album down on the left hand side of the blog with details on where to get them. I am REALLY loving using them and they are well worth the effort of hunting them down.
Leanne Beasley xxx