Friday, October 6, 2017
Autumn CQ ATC...
I am challenging myself with doing a CQ (Crazy Quilting) ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap put on by Pam Kellogg of Kitty and Me Designs. I am new to CQ and yet it has charmed me and I want to pursue doing more of it. Please check out Pam's blog for the swap details and you may want to participate also. Pam you and your Crazy Quilting magazine are sew much inspiration and I am truly grateful.
My blog friend Renee of Hand Stitched Treasure blog helped with a three part tutorial on how to create the foundation and then how to do seam treatments and also how to finish the ATC for swapping. You can check out Renee's blog and see for yourself. Thank you very much Renee. In this photo I used some hand dyed thread gifted to me by my friend Theresa (no blog) to needle tat an embellishment. Thank you sew much Theresa.
Here is the back of my ATC all ready for swapping. This template is from Pam to use in the swap.
This is the little envelope for holding the ATC during mailing in a stamped envelope. Pam provides the instructions and templates. I have also received lots of inspiration and techniques from Mary Anne of Magpies Mumblings. She does amazing CQ work and her blog banner displays one of her Autumn designs. Thank you sew very much Mary Anne for all of your guidance and inspiration.
So this is my little 2.5" x 3.5" ATC for swapping. I welcome constructive criticism and know I have lots to learn. I did take a Basic Crazy Quilting online class from Kathy Shaw and it was wonderful to introduce me to CQ and give me lots of techniques. Thank you Kathy for your free classes.
Autumn is here and the weather is cooler. The colors are happening and the grey squirrels are extra busy gathering their Winter harvest of acorns and pinecones.
Happy Halloween and Fall decorating my friends...<3
My heart is heavy and my prayers are lifted for all in the Las Vegas tragedy. Healing Energy Please!