You may remember this photo of a tapestry I saw in the Real Alcazar, Seville earlier this year. It was the inspiration for a stained glass window patchwork panel.
Yesterday I had a lovely day with six ladies at Tudor Rose Patchwork, and these are the results of a very productive day.
Cherry used some lovely batiks and great fussy cutting for her parrots
Margaret has used exciting patterned fabrics to great effect
Liz made a pair of bold parrots and started making her own bias binding for the 'leading'
Pat's fun pair of parrots are really taking shape. The colours work beautifully and the black outline highlights and makes them pop!
Anne's parrots are on a darker background which works very well. She has used the patterned fabric beautifully.
And Denise's parrots are a real fun pair which make me smile every time I look at them. The cloud patterned background is a good choice of fabric too.
Altogether they a wonderful fun flock of parrots and it was a pleasure teaching the class.
The surprise of the day was Pats crazy patchwork panel. She came to her first workshop with me last year and admitted that she hasn't stopped going to classes since.
This was a real treat for me to see. When you only get one day with students you are not sure if things will be finished. Pat has made a beautiful jewel of a embroidery and everytime you look at it you see something new. I am sure you will agree that it is a wonderful piece.