Sunday, June 14, 2009

Noriko Endo Class at QSDS!!!!

I had so much fun the last 2 days. I'm exhausted but at the same time ready to plug in the machine and do more!!! I took photos during each day so that you could see the progress to the almost finished item. Noriko is an amazing teacher. I fully recommend taking a class from her if you have the opportunity. Also QSDS is a great symposium to attend. They do this every year in the Columbus, OH area and bring in high quality teachers. I'm proud that I was selected to win one of their scholarships and had an absolutely fabulous time. I feel like I learned so much and can not believe the knowledge I walked away with.

Here is the photo I used for inspiration. Lol...gotta love the pad as I was using it to cut down the photo.

Here are all the fabrics I pulled to use in the project.

This photo is a little blurry but you can see how fine I chopped the fabric. I had started cutting the fabric and Noriko walked by and said it was much too big. She took my rotary cutter and started cutting them a lot smaller.

Here is the start of putting the fabric down.

This is with most of the background down.

This is the end of Day 1 with the far tree trunks in place and tulle down over the whole piece. A lot of quilting was already done to keep the bits in place.

Here is after about 30mins on Day 2 and Noriko doing her "magic" as she calls it.

This is with all bits in place and tulle down. Now I'm ready to do the decorative quilting.

Here is the almost finished piece. I still have some more highlighting to do on the tree trunks(unfortunately I ran out of thread) and binding and such. I can't believe I did so much in 2 days. The piece is about 20" x 24". I can't wait to finish this piece and start on another. I either have to wait till I get home or find a store so that I have more thread!!

Tomorrow we are going to run around and visit Sacred Threads and another quilt show. Tuesday we are going to visit Quilt National before we begin our setup for NQA. Then it is work time Wed-Sat. If you are in the Columbus, OH area come on by to see us in booth #748.


JYA Fiberarts said...

Thanks for the progressive pictures. This is a very interesting process and you did a great job. I am also a great admirer of Noriko Endo and would love to see her work.

Kim Marguerite said...

Very cool process! Your piece turned out terrific. It sure looks like a lot of fun.

Wen Redmond said...

Very cool and Very tiny bits
Good luck with process
It looks exciting