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!!


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.

Anonymous said...

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

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

MysteryKnitter said...

Stunning work!