Wowee! Did we have a great time at our class on Saturday :o) Our guild, Santiam Scrappers Quilt Guild, had Terrie over and she put on a class for us with crayons, irons and pressing sheets.
So. Much. Fun.
Have to say it didn't really seem like my kind of thing since I am pretty harsh on criticizing my own coloring skills, but dang - it was fun and turned out really cool! So, so, so glad I did it!
Terrie and her daughter Kristy came over from Dallas and brought all kinds of fun stuff with them. She taught the techniques out of her book, Creative Quilts From Your Crayon Box. I would totally recommend buying the book, the techniques are really clear and the projects turn out totally adoreable. Click here, here and here for sites that sell the book.
We all arrived and set up our stations. We needed an iron, pressing pad, applique pressing sheet, paper towels, crayons (Crayola of course!), colored pencils (we used Lyra), pigma pens and muslin (she recommended Southern Belle Muslin) backed with fusible web (recommends Steam-A-Seam Sticky Back).
We started off with the pear, then moved on to a leaf, trumpet flower, humming bird and a flower with separate petals. Check out Martha's Blog, Quilt To The Edge, for great step by step photos of Terrie doing her thing.
The rest of this is going to be nothing but photos - I took a lot of us as we worked.
|Arline setting up|
|Ginger and Cindy setting their stations up|
|Ginger and Cindy working on their pears|
|My finished pear|
|Ginger's finished pear|
|Class's finished pears|
|Jo Ann's leaf|
|Class's finished leaves|
|Blank trumpet flower and my color selection|
|My trumpet flower with the light color|
|My trumpet flower with the medium color|
|My trumpet flower with the dark and contrast colors|
|My trumpet flower with green leaves|
|My finished trumpet flower|
|Ginger's trumpet flower|
|Linda's trumpet flower|
|Arline's trumpet flower|
|Peggy's trumpet flower|
|Jo Ann's trumpet flower|
|Martha's trumpet flower|
|Class's finished trumpet flowers|
|Jo Ann's hummingbird|
|Jo Ann's hummingbird|
|My finished hummingbird - of course it has to be different!|
|Some finished hummingbirds|
|Ginger's petal flower|
|Jean's petal flower|
|My finished pieces|
Here is a video where Terrie demonstrates the melt-n-blend technique
Hope you liked the smorgasboard of photos - I know that we all had a FANTASTIC TIME!
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