I have decided that this year I am going to learn more about quilting. I've been wanting to have a go for a long while but not known where to start and whaddya know, I have a quilting shop about 2 miles from my house hidden in a back street. So last Thursday I went to my first class and made my first item. Because it's a beginners class, we have started with a small item to get an idea of what's coming later. I think one of my main reasons for needing a class is that I cannot cut a straight or accurate line to save my life and I'm hoping that this will teach me.
Anyway, finished result below. I'm so pleased with it and thoroughly enjoyed making it. It may not look like much but a lot of careful stitching went into it! This week, we start on a cushion. Watch this space! lol
It was my mate Pen's birthday at the end of last week. As many of you know, she is an obsessed Alice Cooper fan. My inspiration and starting point was Leandra over on the PaperArtsy Blog here. I won't repeat the instructions as they are available on the blog if you want to have a go. I thought it was going to be just awful at one point......
The pink coloured Grunge Paste looked just disgusting in my view. You can see the skeleton/bat/skull influence. Once I'd started adding more paint in different colours and finally finished off with a brushing of Treasure Gold it looked completely different. The wings are a Tim Holtz die. Apologies for the pic not being the best - only had time to take it at night with a bright light over it. If you click to enlarge it's much more detailed