September 23, 2015

QAYG and Thoughts on Quilting

It's been a while since I have worked on this project - my quilt as you go blocks. I have added two more and it has been an interesting process so far.  I am not sure how many I am going to make but the plan was to go larger using this process since I wouldn't have to wrestle the whole thing through my machine to quilt it.  I love doing the improv piecing - that is a lot of fun. But the funny thing is - I'm not sure I like adding more quilting with this method. I thought I might enjoy doing heavier quilting since it would be easier when done "as you go"  but I am finding so far that I still just want to get it done so I can move on to creating the patchwork with the next block. That's the fun part for me!

I have experimented with two QAYG methods: 1 - the flip and sew method where you quilt each piece then add the next one and  -2- making each patchwork block then layering it with batting and quilting the block.  I definitely prefer the second way. But I may ultimately prefer sewing the whole top then quilting it entire quilt after all.  :)

Have you experimented with QAYG? What did you think?


September 20, 2015

Late to the Party!

Hello to all my Paint Party Friday friends! I am late to the party this week - what can I say? Sometimes you just need a break or things get in the way. And so the best thing to do is take that little break. But better late than never as the saying goes.

I am not sure if this is completed or not. As I type this I am thinking it is not. I am taking the Festive Soul Food class at Community Thrive and this page was started as one of the lessons there from Guadalupe Brizuela Cabal.  I like the figure of the girl - but more needs to be added to complete the lesson.

So she stands as a work in progress for now.  And as another entry for 29 Faces.

And as far as 29 Faces goes - I love doing the faces but posting daily is a bit difficult for me, so I plan to just keep posting as I can for now.  ;)

Hope you are all having a great and creative weekend!

Linking up with Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Every Day, and Show Your Face.

- Laney

September 11, 2015

Paint Party Friday And More Faces

This face was inspired in part by Mystele and her free lesson with Festive Soul Food, as well as her recent lesson for The Documented Life Project.  This is a page in my art journal which started with a background, and then I saw this face there.  This was tons of fun to do!

I had paint left over so I created another one.   :)

Have a great and creative weekend!

Linking up with Paint Party Friday, Art Journal Everyday and Show Your Face.