I've signed up for Handstitched Class by Rachel @ Stitched In Color last month - class began on June 4th and week 1 has come and gone!
Pictured below is my selection of fabrics which I'll be using for the Modern Medallion quilt - thought in 5 installments (5 weeks of lessons) with a week break in between.
|Summerlove Collection, Oval Elements and Pure Elements by Art Gallery|
This week, we learned about reverse applique. Here is my version of the Modern Medallion centrepiece - reverse applique using blind stitch in pearl cotton :
The floral fabric is Beyond Bliss in Tangerine from the Summerlove Collection by Patricia Bravo and the solid is Pure Elements in Tile Blue for the Dogwood Blossom centrepiece.
I've used Oval Elements in Beaujolais Wine for the first border, Kona Cotton Solid in Snow then followed by Oval Elements in Mustard for the outer border.
Apart from the tutorials for the Modern Medallion installment, Rachel has also prepared detailed tutorials for multiple stand-alone projects each week! This week 2 small projects were introduced - Flocked Tank and an Eyelet Needlebook project. I've put the flocked tank top on hold for the time being and made the needlebook which uses the reverse applique technique surrounded by blanket stitch that shows little glimpse of the lining fabric.
I've used moss coloured wool felt that came with the student kit, lined with Little Folks by Anna Maria Horner and pearl cotton for the stitching. My running stitches are a little uneven and crooked, but I am happy with how mine turned out! As the saying goes 'practice makes perfect!'
I'm having a lot of fun with handstitched class so far ( excited by all the new skills and techniques I am learning ) and can't wait for next week, where we'll be focusing on embroidery!
Have a great week everyone!