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The Joy of the Lord

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Created in this Craftsy class

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric, multiple threads and yarns, beads, ribbon, wonder under, fusible fleece.

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What are you most proud of? This was my first project in this Craftsy course, and my first handwork in more than 50 years! (yikes!!) The creativity just flowed as I worked along, completely free of care and planning -- just go with it!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? JUST START! Since there are no rules, you can be totally free, and just enjoy the process. EDIT: ...oh wait... there is JUST ONE rule... I didn't really understand before I started, that although stretcher bars come in A LOT of sizes, you might not be able to find the EXACT size you need. I ended up adding a border to come out to the size of the stretchers I could buy. I like the finished work MUCH better than the unfinished, however, so I suppose it's a rule I'm glad I didn't understand! So, you see?? There really ARE no rules!

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Love the way you incorporated the Bible quote! I'm stealing your idea!

09/01/2012 Flag

I love this art quilt!

09/25/2012 Flag

Truly beautiful in art and word -- indeed! May the joy of the Lord be your strength!

10/25/2013 Flag

Wonderful piece of art. Thanks for sharing and God bless your art (and you, of course)!

04/23/2016 Flag

Thank you all. This piece taught me a lot, and is a treasure my daughter hold dear.

04/23/2016 Flag