Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Featuring Marilyn Hawkins!
I love it when I get Show and Tell emails from my students...it's a nice break from all the business emails. What a treat it was to receive these beautiful photos in my in-box!!! I just knew you would fall in love with Marilyn's work too. She's from Lismore in New South Wales, Australia. Thank you for letting me share you with the world Marilyn....beautiful work! Hugs, Cindy :)
"I had been interested in pushing my quilting to the next stage when I came across your Craftsy classes. After watching the Linen Wholecloth Workshop I couldn't wait to get started. After sitting on the floor with a pile of linens and all your advice running through my head, I eventually chose two afternoon tea cloths.
These quilts are not something that one should take lightly as they are extremely time consuming and even when you think it is finished there is something else that needs to be added. I have this strange feeling that maybe deep down I really did not want to finish as working on it was so much a part of my life during the past year. Do you feel this at all?
The little quilts were made for three friends who turned 70. The designs for two of them featured monogrammed initials. On the third one I had to "modernise" the design to suit the friend I was making it for. Even small quilts can speak very loudly to us!
I try to share my new found knowledge with my quilting group but so many are afraid of free motion stitching. However recently I told them of your way of dividing the areas on the quilt then stitching the "big bones" then the "little bones". You would have been amazed to see how many light bulbs came on! "