Friday, June 07, 2013

Craftsy class with Sarah Fielke

I've heard about Craftsy for quite awhile, and had wanted to try their classes, but didn't find the right one, until I saw the class by Sarah Fielke.  I love her work so much, and she had many techniques that she taught in her class that I wanted to know more about, so I finally signed up and tried it out.  The Craftsy website is super simple to use, and the classes couldn't have been better!  Sarah was really intuitive, and when I'd think a question in my head, she'd almost immediately answer it in her video haha!

I have been wanting to learn more about applique.  I had tried it a long time ago and really hated the process, but got over it, and decided to try again.  I loved it!  I took this on a recent family vacation and stitched it on the airplane, in the car, at the park, and suddenly it was finished.

It finished at about 24" square after I added the border.  I think I'm going to make a huge pillow for my bed!  Isn't it so pretty??  Another lesson I learned was to use my scraps.  I HATE using scraps.  It seems like whenever I'd pull scraps for a project, I wouldn't have the right size, it'd be too small, etc.  Anyways, this was a good exercise for me, and it loosened me up to not have it be too matchy, and to just make it fun!
I also hand quilted it using perle cotton thread.  I bought a big hoop at Joann's for $4.00 and went crazy.  I loved that part too!  
You learn things like how to make the bias stems, and nifty ways to trace your fabric pieces for needle turn applique.  I am so glad I signed up for this class. I have a huge project I am dying to make now, another Sarah Fielke pattern called Whirligig.  It is from her book Quilting from the Little Things.
Here is to new inspiration!!

5 comments:

ruthsplace said...

This is stunning.

Terri said...

I can only see the last photo :(

Anonymous said...

I just got through watching that portion of the class you did a great job.

sarahquilts.com said...

Hey check it out I'm working on the same thing:

http://sarahquilts.com/2013/07/15/wip-week-sarah-fielke-applique/

Yours is great! Really well done. It's not easy!

MysteryKnitter said...

Stunning work!