|Lots of "POP" with Scribbling Technique... check out those dinosaurs...|
Used my new "Ultimate Stencils" from Cindy Needham
|By the window in the daylight really shows the dimension|
What fun I had with the May Pillow Challenge! Cindy Needham was our instructor, and this months class was a great opportunity for me to try out my new stencils my husband purchased from Cindy for me for Christmas ~ WOW ~ that was such a surprise! Way to go honey. Loved how easy the "Ultimate Stencil" made for creating this star.
This month I would be creating the fourth bed pillow for one of our grandchildren for sleepovers at Mimi's house. This grandchild loves star gazing with Mimi, so I thought a nice BIG star in the center was a good place to start and I would finally try out my new stencils.
When I told my grandson about his special pillow, and the star I had placed in the center, he was very happy, and thought maybe Mimi could include some planets, and while I was at it, a dinosaur on the planet earth would be a good idea, Heehee, he is only 3 :)
Well, I took his inspirational ideas, and created four circles with a celtic type over/under that connected the circles to the original golden star within a circle I quilted. I then stitched inside the four small circles my take on what some of the dinosaurs might look like ~ stitching them in green threads. Then I began the echo stitching around everything in white thread to match the fabric, and thought two go-arounds of echo quilting would be better than just one....
|Lots of Sunshine and Shadow, now to rinse blue marks then heat erase the frixion pen marks|
Once the echo quilting was completed, I then did scribbling for the background, a technique that Cindy taught in her Craftsy class, "Design it Quilt it. Love that class ~ Cindy is the best Free Motion Quilt Teacher. I own a copy of her first published book, and I am blessed to have her self-published books that she updates yearly, and I have been in her classes (in person) when she was teaching at the Vermont Quilt Show, and I have a set of her recently released "Ultimate Stencils" ~ square and circle, not to mention I watch her on the quilt show (she has done two episodes now), and follow her blog.
|Pillow on the sofa|
Thanks Cindy for being such a great teacher and an inspiration! I have enjoyed this second Quilt Challenge Darlene has hosted with you as our instructor !
|Next sleepover we will make a pillowcase|
Thanks Quilt Shop Gal :) You help keep me stitching when I am not playing with those 4 grandbabies under 5 :) Next time each grandchild is here for a sleepover, we will go through mimi's fabric stash and let them pick out fabric for a pillowcase for their special pillow and have another sewing class time together.