Now I know what you're thinking . . . what all my friends here asked me - why a kit?? Don't you usually do your own work??? Well yes. . . . BUT. . . I thought doing a kit would be a good idea.
Why Do A Quilt Kit
* It helps develop piecing skills you don't usually use
* It gives your creative mind a break but keeps you sewing
*It gives you a glimpse into another designer's work process
*It makes you work out of your comfort zone
*It gives you inspiration for your own work
Now, finding a quilt kit to fit all those requirements was easier said than done. Actually, I've been looking for one for the last years but hadn't found one to fit the bill. Finally, I did on Craftsy! I picked the Brilliant Beauties of Joy Quilt by Jacqueline de Jonge because not only is it gorgeous but it also used a lot of the sewing skills I wanted to perfect. I know its old school thinking but I still believe that an artist should try to perfect construction techniques. In this pattern, de Jonge uses paper piecing and curve piecing both of which I still could use some practice in. Plus, I like how she uses the gradations of fabric to add movement to the design.
I'm not sure how fast I'm going to work on this project - I think just do it when the mood strikes me but still I'm sure it will be fun!
So What have been up to creatively?