Janet suggests your first picture be flowers or birds, so I chose chickens. At the finish of class we all laid them on a table and looked at each persons work. I felt my stuck out like a sore thumb...to perfect. I need to loosen up and throw out all I have learned about appliqueing a perfect square and circle...let it be simple, loose and more like folk art.
Janet looked at my piece and added two things.....can you see them?
What a gift to take a class from Janet Bolton!! She is charming, witty, soft spoken and just a real treat to be with. I asked her if she knew about Jean Wells of the Stitchin' Post which she sheepishly shook her head "no", but replied she was a "picture maker" not a quilter. Our first day of class we made the background and frame for our picture. Here's mine....and that's me with Janet.
Tomorrow I am taking a class at The Stitchin' Post and Janet Bolton is the teacher. She comes from England and this is a sample of her work. Very small picture quilts.
I CAN'T WAIT!!!! I'll share what my work looks like next week.
I live on a farm with my husband, two bulldogs, two cats, four horses, and I have my own tractor. If I can spend any part of the day in my "sewing emporium" I am happy but...being a Grandma is my biggest thrill.