|Happy Villages by Karen Eckmeier|
I used Jan's batiks as well as some of my own to create the quilt.
|Postcard of the Amalfi Coast, Italy|
This is what it looked like at 3 pm on Saturday. It had a semblance of a village by then.
|Results by Saturday evening|
I'm really hoping that the free motion quilting (FMQ) will add a lot to it. I can't wait to give the church some details.
|Result by Wednesday evening|
What I learned:
- It's a VERY finicky project. Those tiny pieces are tiny! You cut the pieces, audition them and when you like what you have, you glue them to the surface.
- It's a very forgiving project. If you don't like what you put down, you just cover it up! It's not worth fighting with the glue to remove pieces.
- Since there's so much going on, I wanted to make sure that there was some consistency in the fabrics I used. I used the same fabric for all of the trees within the village, all of my stairs were made with the same background fabric (a light mauve-pink) with the stairs a dark blue. I also had some awesome orange-yellow fabric that I used for stone walls (and the top of the church since it was made of stone).
- Leaving it out and having it accessible to work on for short periods of time was the best way to go. I could spend a half hour or an hour playing without getting frustrated or too stiff.