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Friday, October 21, 2011

MQX West and a Class with Dusy Farrell

So, I mentioned how much fun I have been having lately and my trip to Portland for MQX, I could rave for days at how awesome the show was. One of the coolest things I got to do was take the echo puzzle filler class with Dusty, he is an interesting instructor, very free form and easy to talk to. You get the feeling that he is just an nice guy! Any how I jumped at the chance to take his class because I love his quilting style but just could not wrap my head around echoing those swirls. Well three hours later I was rocking the swirls! Plus very quickly picked up one of the flower designs I have always struggled with, on and a curly feather. Yep pure inspiration, that's all it took!

So, I get back home head full of swirls and curls and spirals, had to finish a quilt for a friend. When I got it done I threw a narrow piece of black on the extra backing and played for about 20 minutes... This is what I did!Yeppers I am super proud of myself!!! And now that I have the feel for it, I know I will get better. So what do you think? Pretty wild huh!
Oh and I love the new thread I got. It is Superior Thread, from the Rainbows line, called "the quilt show" Oh and a close up of that feather at the bottom.
Did I mention that my Crown Jewel stitches like a dream...

Well that's all for now.
Thanks for stopping in again,
Gin

2 comments:

quiltzyx said...

Wow! Your quilting looks awesome! Great job :D

*Stitches* said...

i loved the MQX show too! i took 5 classes and loved each one. Next year i will take a class from Dusty.
Can't wait!! Love what you learned!