By the way, I wanted to show you the cool triple zip bag that Leila gave me for finding her a place to stay in Austin or because she's just really nice.
|back - I really love this bag and the fun fabrics. Thanks again, Leila!|
One thing I will share from QuiltCon is about the workshop I took. Registration for classes was crazy with classes selling out in nanoseconds, so most of the classes I was interested in were gone immediately. Although, I already know embroidery stitches, I was curious about the class "Redwork in Modern Quilting" with Rachel Hobson. I wanted to know how embroidery was translated from traditional redwork to modern quilting.
|The quilt top on the wall is Rachel's second and incorporates embroidery in some of the negative space blocks.|
|Ready to do a little stitching|
|Some backstitch, split stitch, stem stitch, and french knots.|
I also believe that taking the class pushed me to respond to a recent email from Penguin and Fish looking for people to stitch up samples of the embroidery kits being sold. I sent in some pictures of my work, said I'd love to, and was chosen to be a stitcher! Yay!
|The patterns I'm stitching came in the mail in this!|
|First one done - alligator|
|One done, seven to go|