Sunday, September 23, 2012

BOM ~ September

It took me some time to get started on the September's blocks for the Craftsy Block-of-the-Month course, as I had to order a Drunkard's Path template. These blocks were a bit more labor-intensive than some of the others, because of the curved piecing.

The first block was the chain block. I didn't really have any trouble sewing the curves, and I attribute that to making cloth dolls (lots of curves there!).

The second block was to be Cleopatra's Puzzle, but I chose to make this variation, which is basically Cleo's block with the center four squares rearranged a bit. Of course, after I took the photo I noticed some misalignment of the circle in the center. I have since unpicked that section and fixed the eye-sore.

Only two more blocks to go!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Funky Flowers

I was so surprised and pleased to have won Brave Girl Art School tuition a couple weeks ago. I'm a little behind on my assignments because I needed to gather a few crucial supplies, but have been catching up.

I just finished my Week 2 assignment: Truth Cards:
I Mod Podged some fancy papers to plain chipboard coasters I bought last year. Then I cut some flower medallions from quilting fabric I had on hand and Mod Podged them to the covered chipboard. I painted and embellished, and added the phrases from the course materials.

I love Mod Podge.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Brave Girl Art School

Looks like a wonderful new class, offered through the Brave Girls site! I enjoyed the Brave Girls "Soul Restoration" workshops, though I'm still working on some of the projects.