Friday, 16 March 2012
Look at this!
So why am I showing you this again? Because on Monday night we had a talk from a Certified Quilt Judge, and it turned out to be none other than the sender of this card, Tracey Pereira! What an interesting quilter and quilt judge. Even without the benefit of her projector (which decided not to play nicely about half way through her talk, unfortunately) she kept us entertained. Lovely to see some of her quilts in real life, too.
She made this card by quilting first, then colouring the feathers with Inktense pencils. I've heard (if it's on line, can you see a conversation rather then hear it?) a number of people talking about them, but have previously pulled up a listing for them, sucked my teeth at the price, and left it. This week, not only have I seen what else Tracey has done with them, but I'm also looking at colour as part of my C&G course - which has made me look at the colouring media that I already have..... so this time, looked for the cheapest source I could find and treated myself, just in time for Mothering Sunday! What a nice present to myself!
Of course, in the same post came some textured threads in various different colours that I'd bought myself (second hand? does that count?) and I've also ordered some Mylar templates and a couple of quilting stencils (quite cheap, and free P&P so that can hardly count either, can it?). It's a bumper Mothering Sunday for me, and the rest of the family don't even know that yet!
Time to go and play! Hope you are able to enjoy some playtime too.