So I've marked down everything in my Etsy shop
and will be clearing out all my current designs.
This will leave me time to get back to quilting. I'd also stopped drawing pretty much which is just a sin to me and that must be taken back also. For 2013 I will only do 1 art show with my jewelry. This will leave me time to get pieces done in a relaxed fashion and to create the type of pieces I am interested in making. So with that in mind I've cleared out some sewing time to get back on path with my quilting and I've started working on a new book which leads me happily down the art path once more.
Yesterday I took a class at The Quilting Squares with my friend Stefanie to hopefully improve my traditional quilting skills. Since I am pretty much self taught I never learned those nasty little things that can make or break a quilting project. Measuring just so/how to cut fabric just perfect/squaring up blocks and the other little things that can make that 12" block not come out 12". So now I'm planning on taking quilt classes and getting the basics down. I'll still go off half cocked and make art quilts but need these basic skills to create the traditional work I'd love to do. I want a bed quilt done in the tricky civil war blocks. Those little bad boys can have 20 sections in a 6" block and I want to be that tight with my skills to achieve this. I know it will take time/practice but I want it and must invest time. Later this month I'll take a trapunto class, another traditional technique I've always wanted to learn.
I'm going to give my jewelry making several good session a month and learn new techniques with soldering and forming metal. This will take me in the new direction I wish to go.
And to get back on the path I have a new children's book to work on which gets me drawing right away.
My new motto
Yesterday's class project
Just had to get this at Quilting Squares yesterday. So cute.
Also picked up this panel and can't
wait to figure out a use for this.
My friend Stefanie went to Quilt Market last week and
picked up this great bundle for me. Don't you just love
the camera fabric. Yes Angel I'll make you something
out of this.
So now to go work on the children's book.