As you know, while Kim and I are not quilters, many of you have seen us pick up some beads or fabric for some other projects. I’ve just found a new one to spend some time on!
I wanted to share something I just picked up, courtesy of Paula Nadelstern. While she was sailing on our Baltic Quilt Seminar at Sea, Paula showed off how to make her Opulent Ornaments! The class was a success—here is a picture of a few of the completed ones from the cruise.
I was jealous of these beautiful things, so I bought a kit and started to pin. I have a brand new home, and I certainly will need a new decoration for it! So last night I began.
As you can see, it’s far from finished, but it already looks pretty cool. I went from a white Styrofoam ball to a fabric covered ball. Aren’t the colors lovely? They remind me of Venice!
No beads have been added yet—but I just started last night, and I thought I got relatively far.
I think I’m going to have to run back to the store for more pins. The next stop is to cover up all this along the “equator.”
I’ll be cutting out more fabric this evening and doing some more pinning! I can’t wait to get to the beading part. I’m excited to find out what it will look like in the end. Paula’s work and fabric lines are so interesting to me. If you would like to sail with her, she’ll be on our Japan/China Quilt Seminar in April of 2013!
Has anyone else been working on projects these last days of summer?