*Embrace who you are* Part One

I am challenging myself on making a pieced quilt! It is for a very special person. I want her not only to feel the warmth when she uses it but also to receive the message *Embrace who you are*.
With that in mind, after the fabrics have been hand-dyed I made a series of screens with letters, numbers, polka dots and one with the message: Embrace who you are. I used them to print with thickened dyes and with opaque paints all over the cloth. 

Afterwards, I used the book "Quilt Talk" by Sam Hunter to construct the word embrace. This is my first time doing paper piecing. The book's instructions were easy to follow even for a beginner like me!
this is a close up of the letter m
I also wanted to include a heart shape. I made this block inspired by the Tuesday hearts by Quiltmania
Stay tuned for my next post where I will show you my pieced blocks!
Thanks for stopping by.

My Workshops at the International Quilt Festival

Standing proud in front of my finalist whimsical quilt *BLUE DODO* at the International Quilt Festival.
I returned from Houston with happy memories in my heart.

Even though it was a lot of work to prepare a workshop (materials, samples..) it was well worth it because I love to teach!
 I want to thank you, each of my students who came to my classes and demos. You made it fun!

I also had time to play. Meeting with old and new friends.
Thank you *Omnigrid* for the generous swag bag.
In my next post I will show you some of the beautiful quilts I saw at the show.

Houston International Quilt Festival 2016

Oh I’m happy packing for Houston and finishing the kits for my classes.

 This is a detail of my *Blue Dodo*quilt. It is a finalist in the World of Beauty Contest at the International Festival! For those who don't already know, this is a juried show. I hope to see you there.

*HUG* Stitch with *WAX PASTELS* on Fabric

 Techniques used: String Painting with Wax Pastels, Hug Stitch, Infused newsprint cloth, paper lamination, trapunto, appliqué, free-motion quilted 
I'd love to spark your creativity at one of my workshops: 

Nov 3 (morning) Hand Embroidered *HUG* Stitch, you can read more HERE
Nov 3 (afternoon) String Painting on Fabric, you can read more HERE
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