Thursday, June 25, 2015
Free Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course - 102 Update #1
I promised to share a bit of my work from Kathy Shaw's FREE Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course (ICQC) - 102: Using Acrylic Paints, Dyes, Inks, etc.
I have to be honest. This course has interested me for ages. Why? I wanted to learn more about painting backgrounds for embroidery and crazy quilting.
Yes, I also thought it would be nice to learn how to dye my own laces and ribbons. But, I am admitting that I looked more forward to having those things done than actually doing them.
Guess what? I had SO much fun with this assignment! How much? So much that I wished I had local friends that would be interested in coming over for a lace painting party.
I have used some lace trims and motifs on a few of my blocks, but I tend to stick with threads and beads and the occasional silk ribbon, button or charm on my crazy quilts.
Do you know what I kept thinking as I painted these lace trims and motifs?
I guess there were 2 thoughts.
First, I need to invest in more acrylic paints.
Second, I seriously need to start using more lace on my blocks!
I have a small stash of beautifully dyed lace motifs that I purchased from Raviolee Dreams at Etsy a while back.
Now I have these beauties, too! The white lace trims and motifs that I dyed and shared were purchased from a variety of locations.
A couple of the trims were purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric.
A few of the motifs (and possibly some of the trims) were purchased at Crazy Quilting Supplies.
The basket at the bottom was purchased from Sew Victorian Crazy at Etsy. This shop is closing out and is offering 20%-off all purchases over $10.00 until June 30th. (I may have to go back...)
I have more lace on the way that I ordered through vendors on the... um... either the Supplies for Crazy Quilts and Other Crafts group or the Supplies for Crazy Quilts and Other Crafts 2 group on Facebook.
One of these days, I am finally going to purchase some of the lace I drool over at Cathy's Crazy By Design at Etsy, too.
For the record, I am not affiliated with any of the shops mentioned above. I frequently see crazy quilt embellishments and wonder, "Where did they find those?!"
The laces I shared above are just the beginning of this class. I have worked on a few more assignments, but they are drying and need more work before I will be ready to share them.
If you are thinking about taking one of Kathy Shaw's free classes, here are the next scheduled registration dates:
Basic Crazy Quilting Course (BCQC): June 27-29
ICQC 101 - Designing and Piecing CQ Blocks : July 10-11
ICQC 102 - Using Acrylic Paints, Dyes, Inks, etc.: July 27-29
ICQC 103 - Embellishing with Threads: NOW June 23-25
ICQC 107 - Miniature SRE Flowers: August 12-14
Please note, some courses have a prerequisite course (or two) that must be met first. And, SRE stands for silk ribbon embroidery.
I am curious... Do you have a favorite place to purchase your crazy quilting embellishments that is not listed above?
Thanks for stopping by!