Friday, April 14, 2006

Gold Heart


Gold Heart
Originally uploaded by Iris Susan.
This heart has been in the works for more than two weeks now...and it's done!!! I wasn't able to take Sharon B's class but I did try to learn a few things from the ladies that did. Like planning the stitches...I made a color copy of the heart and drew what I wanted to do. I played with using Press and Seal too. It worked fine after I put a second layer over my ink marks so that the ink didn't come off on my thread.

I always try out books from the library to decide it I want to buy them. Last week I found Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches by Carole Samples. It's amazingly chock full of stitch combinations (along other stitch designs)...many are from antique crazy quilts. I always have trouble coming up with combinations on my own so this book is a gold mine for me. Several of the combinations on this heart came from Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches.

5 comments:

Chloe said...

It is so good to hear tou learned by watching those of us in the class. Now,everyone is welcome to join us at

http://www.flickr.com/groups/crazyquilting/

Huggles

Linda

Ribbonwiz said...

The heart is lovely Iris.
It's nice to learn new sticthes and break away from what one does every time..

Maddie Can Fly said...

Iris, I just ordered the Treasury book. I heard from Carole herself on one of my other groups that it's going to go out of print again. If you love it, you might want to grab it (Barnes & Nobles is the cheapest I could find).

abeautifulcraft said...

Beautiful work, and it's great you learnt from those who took the classes. New stitches are wonderful and Sharon B has a wonderful collection of stitches for CQing .... you know of her stitch site??
hugs 'me'

Jo in NZ said...

I never did post a comment on this heart. It is quite stunning. I love the gold colouring. Great job. Maybe it'll be you and me doing Sharons class next time?