Since most of the quilts I made in 2016 were developed for my online master class with Elizabeth Barton, I’ll just run through those as my year end review. Each month we were given a theme. We were to develop sketches for three possible pieces, block out the chosen one in fabric, and complete that piece. Elizabeth commented at each step, but we were free to use as many or as few of her suggestions as we wanted.
Lost and Found Edges
I didn’t complete anything for our dominant color assignment, and haven’t finished the real piece for lost and found edges. One month we were to critique a quilt, so we made nothing of our own. Finally, December was a finish it up month, though we could either remake an earlier piece to improve on it or work to overcome a weakness in a new piece.
As with any class, you get out of it what you put into it. I’m still thinking over what I gained from this class, and will write about it when my thoughts have gelled more. I will say that the basic advice Elizabeth had for me was “keep going.”