I spent yesterday afternoon in the company of some very pleasant women, who all came together to stitch embroidery projects. I left the group feeling so excited about exploring this new craft further. My camera is acting up, so the pictures I am showing are various ones I got off the internet. They do reflect the types of projects the women in the class were working on however.
The favored patterns seemed to be by Crabapple Hill. The instructor had completed a gorgeous pillow from the Autumn/Winter/Spring/Summer series. Another woman was working on a pattern called "Nesting", which is one I must make for myself.
Isn't that stunning? She told me that she plans to make it the center medallion of a quilt, and surround it with pieced quilt blocks. There is a new fabric collection called "Lilac Hill" by Brannock and Patek that is due out in March. I am thinking this group could be lovely, made up into various star blocks surrounding that center medallion. I better email Fatquartershop to reserve my bundle!
My goal for 2011 is to immerse myself more completely in the world of embroidery and applique. I love how these embellishments enhance the look of a quilt, and it would make me so happy to improve my skills in those two areas.
So, if you were to make a resolution to try out or gain expertise in a new craft, what would it be? Scrapbooking? Rug hooking? Knitting? Tell me what you would like to do.