The Joy of the Lord

Project Description

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! 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!

What you will need

  • Cotton fabric
  • multiple threads and yarns
  • beads
  • ribbon
  • wonder under
  • fusible fleece.

Q&A with patticole

nhquiltgirl asked:
This is beautiful! I like the variety in your hand stitches, and your colors are so rich!
patticole answered:
Thank you!
Carol Ann Waugh asked:
Would you adopt me? I LOVE your work. Everything about it stirs my soul.
patticole answered:
Consider yourself adopted! Wow, that's encouraging; now I'll have to finish this piece! (Have put it aside fire a few days for summer visitors) Thank you so much for your kind words!
Mary Wandschnei asked:
Absolutely lovely!
patticole answered:
Thank you!
Tanya W. asked:
Wow! Very nice!
patticole answered:
JaneFoster asked:
This a is a beautiful piece...all the stitches flow as if they were pouring out of your hands.
patticole answered:
Thanks. That's how it felt as I did it, too.

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