Completing old projects

First Nancy Crow workshop, 2nd project by Maria Elkins

I decided to take a little bit of time to complete some old projects. This one was the closest to being done, so I started with it. Don’t we all love immediate gratification? I started this piece in the very first workshop I took from Nancy Crow in May 2012. Each of the panels were basically done, so it just need the final assembly. I’ll probably wait until this summer … Continue reading

Nancy Crow workshop: strip-piecing days 3 through 5

On the third day of Nancy Crow’s Strip-Piecing and Restructuring workshop, we began a new assignment. We started sewing strip-pieced combinations designed to teach us about luminous colors. That is, glowing versus dull colors, or what I came to think of as “dead and alive colors.” We did some sections with bright versus dull colors, and then another set with just browns, grays, blacks, and white. It was quite a … Continue reading