Yesterday I took part in a workshop at our guild which was taught by Kate , it was a fun and informative class . The point of this class was to make a start on a spring wall hanging using various techniques to create flowers of different shapes and sizes . Here is what my piece looks like so far .
The flowers are not sewn on , I just pinned them so you can get an idea of what we made and there will be more flowers added . We learned to make a ruched rose which is the dark blue at the top , two different shapes of folded petal flowers ,one is a folded hexagonal shape the other is folded and has five petals but the method is the same . Then there is the simple gathered flower , the pink one in the lower left and the tiny yellow one that looks more like a bee at the bottom is also a gathered style but slightly different , so cute . The grass was cut free hand and I layered it as I didn't cut mine quite high enough . The flowers may not stay where they are placed right now I just added them so you could see what we learned ,it was great fun and Kate is a great instructor . Thanks Kate for a fun day and I actually think I can make these on my own now :-)
Remember on Friday I told you I was going to try making a postcard ,well I made it and since I have decided I will not be sending this one along I will share it with you now . I love doing landscapes , don't do it as often as maybe I would like ( need to stop starting new projects then maybe I would have time ) but when I get one going I am happy as a clam .
This is Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia , at least my version of it in cloth , it is not really that easy to do in this size(4x6") but fun all the same . The trick is to find the fabric that works best for what I am trying to create ,that is not always easy either but I think in this case I did find the right fabrics for the sky , water and the rocks . Peggy's Cove is a famous tourist attraction in Nova Scotia and known for this lighthouse which at one time was also the post office .
Well that is it for me today , hope you have a great day and enjoy whatever makes you happy.