This is Gaïa's Garden so far. I would say that the piecing is about 80% finished.
|Gaïa's Garden so far|
|The swamp or pond section|
I also know that parts of the quilt, like the sun, will look much better once it's quilted. I'm really looking forward to the FMQ.
What I learned
- I really over extended myself with all of these pieces for this summer's show. It's going to be great but I hope that I remember not to do this again 😊 (those sound like "famous last words...")
- As much as I've been wanting to make this piece for over a year (since I made Morning has Broken), I'm glad that I'm doing it but I'm now really tired of it. It's not because I don't like it, just because I would rather be doing something else right now. I am really looking forward to just playing for a while.
- Quilt Canada is in 2 weeks, so after I finish this piece by next weekend, I'll be taking a few days off and really taking advantage of having Quilt Canada in Ottawa this year. I'll be sure to blog about my course and lectures there as well as the show itself.
|Remember to come back on|
Thursday to link up!
- Making Gaïa's Garden, May 20, 2019
- Free Motion Quilting and Planning, April 20, 2019
- Morning has broken - Art with Fabric Spring 2018, May 21, 2018
This is the second time that this project is my OMG. Didn't quite make it for May, but it will be given to the show organisers to hang on the 16th, so it will get done! 😊
I'll be linking this post to a few linking parties. Why not see what's happening out there? Free Motion Mavericks, Oh Scrap!, Wandering Camera, Off The Wall Friday, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, Moving It Forward, What I Made Monday, Tuesday Colour Linky Party, Midweek Makers, Let's Bee Social, Needle & Thread Thursday, June's One Monthly Goal Link-up and To-Do Tuesday
I've come to the conclusion that I just don't like sticking with a long-term project. Once I get started on it, I'm so ready to leave it go and start something new. My brain is always coming up with a new idea I want to try, or I see something I want to try, etc. Anyway, your garden is looking absolutely lovely! I've never tried thread painting; I can't even handle free motion! But I do like the look of it!ReplyDelete
Your Gaia's Garden is looking fabulous! I've never tried collage quilting but a friend in my quilting bee does a lot of it and I'm feeling the urge to give it a try. It looks like a great way to use all those snippets of scrap fabric that were just too beautiful to throw away!ReplyDelete
Love the garden!ReplyDelete
You can do it! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project!ReplyDelete
This is coming along beautifully! I completely understand the "remember not to do this again" thought... and mine were famous last words too! LOL!ReplyDelete
lol, I over commit every year, so good luck with that. But sometimes it is the only way to get things off the list too. Enjoy Quilt Canada!ReplyDelete
It's looks fabulous! At first I thought it was a painting :)ReplyDelete
Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera!!
Nothing like a deadline, is there?
I love the riotously colourful garden. This is the sort of piece where I can imagine you getting involved with a bit of hand stitching and beads for the final touches...