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TTMT #4, 3/27/14: No more classes!

You know, my videos would be half as long if I could talk faster. :/
If I look tired, it's because I am, very, very tired, plus allergy season is here. Hooray! Oh man, the choices of thumbnail photos YouTube gives you. *snort*


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Mar. 28th, 2014 01:12 pm (UTC)
Allergies for me, too. Boo, hiss, no fun!

I do not at all think your videos are boring and I'm super glad you're still sharing with us. :)

Jacob's Ladder makes such a lovely quilt. Love your blocks!

I myself prefer technique classes to project classes. My own experience as an instructor is that students seem way happier learning a new technique than working on an entire project. When I teach paper piecing, we do one block and that's it. It takes a very special, awesome teacher to take a class from the beginning to the end of a bigger project.

Ack, your batik is gorgeous! I love it!

Message sent! I will take any orphan blocks you want to get rid of for Linus. Wonky blocks, stuff you're tired of, whatever you want to see the backside of will be used and appreciated. Free your crafty conscience of those unwanted projects!
Mar. 28th, 2014 09:29 pm (UTC)
That really does make more sense, to learn a technique rather than committing to a huge project at first. It can be overwhelming to have all that to do before you know if you even like it.

Batik's an interesting process and you get some great results, but whew, it's a lot of work! I may try it again someday.

The orphans will soon be on their way to their adoptive home. :)
Mar. 28th, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yay, thank you!
Mar. 28th, 2014 01:45 pm (UTC)
Your batik print looks really cool!

I've take a few online classes and some are great, some are not. For the non-keepers, could you cut them up for scraps (as opposed to literally throwing them in the trash)?
Mar. 28th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks, sometimes I wish I'd done more of it. It certainly made me more appreciative of all the batik fabrics you see in quilt shops. Very labor intensive.

Well, the Northern Lights one I can cut apart and use the bigger pieces for scraps. The not-so-good stained glass one though, it's all fused and just not useable for anything else. Sad, but it has to go.
Mar. 28th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
We are in an allergy phase here too. ugh. Hope yours are better soon.

I like your Jacob's Ladder. It will make a great quilt or table runner etc...

Your batik print blocks look really cute. I think it would make a great boys blanket.

I have only taken one quilt class...and I didn't finish that project either :) Now with you tube I tend to watch a lot of "classes" and see what things are all about before trying.

Good Luck getting your crafty space set up. My craft closet is really scary right now and I need to clean it out, but I'm procrastinating.
Mar. 28th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
I keep forgetting about all the demos and such on YouTube - I think everything anyone would want to do is on there, all for free.

I think the craft space project is going to be a very long process! But worth it when it's done. I can sure relate to procrastinating though!
Mar. 29th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
I think we are all our own worst critics! Thank you for sharing your projects. I agree with Jen I don't find your videos to be boring.
Mar. 31st, 2014 02:58 am (UTC)
I think that's true, we do tend to be harder on our own work than others. I had an art instructor that kept trying to tell me that. :)
Mar. 30th, 2014 03:26 am (UTC)
That batik is pretty amazing looking. You definitely need to do something with it!

You could turn those batik pinwheels into potholders and give them away.... or give them to project linus :D That certainly works too. (I type my comments as I watch, lest I forget what I meant to talk about!)

Mar. 31st, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
Thanks - I'm surprised at the reaction to that batik. And I have a couple of ideas for it now so it may turn up again later.

The pinwheels will be on their way to a new home soon. :)
Mar. 30th, 2014 01:00 pm (UTC)
That batik piece is really beautiful! That would make a great pillow, or a center block in a wall quilt. Just beautiful.

I was thinking this might be the year I start taking classes, but now you have me afraid that if I start taking classes I'll be left with even more UFOs, lol. Soooooo maybe not. :D

The eleanor burns thing, you could turn into something else, rather than her pattern as is. Consider a solid strip of fabric for the sashing. If not, that might be good to go with the orphan blocks to the Linus Connection.

Your baskets hanging behind you are still lovely.

I hope you are able to work out a space inside to finish stuff so you can be near those who need you but still get your craft therapy in for yourself.
Mar. 31st, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
In the spirit of full disclosure, the curtains behind me are a "cheater's cloth" kind of fabric. :) But I like them, nice and cheery.

I think people have different responses to classes, and some find them to be a way to push them towards finishing things. I think Ofenjen had an interesting idea, to have classes to learn a technique rather than try to finish a huge project. I did finish one thing from a class, a serger quilt...two years later. :D
Mar. 31st, 2014 11:31 am (UTC)
Well Technique classes are more what I have in mind, so maybe I'll be ok, although you still have one block or something that you make in the class. Maybe I'll just take a beginning free motion quilting class.
Mar. 31st, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
you've been busy there. don't be too hard on yourself, you've done really well

I really like you batik work too. well done!
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