I am just back from my two day Kantha Quilting class with Anna Hergert and I am tired right out. Workshops are so intense as you try to absorb as much as you can and spend lots of time creating while having lots of fun! But because I am tired I am not going to tell you much about Kantha Quilting. The bare bones – it is a style of hand stitching that originates in India and environs. It was traditionally used to secure several layers of worn saris so that they could be used for other functions.
Here is my practice piece that I worked on
And here is my main piece, started this morning. I started out predicting it would take me three years to finish this but by the end of the day I had revised that time frame to one year.
My current plan is to put a stitched border around the piece and to fill in the background with Kantha stitches to make channels. You can see what I mean by channels in my practice piece. I also plan to use embellishments on this piece.
So now on to the big news….. The winner of the giveaway from Sew Sisters Blogathon Canada is …
Marnie November 21, 2014 at 6:34 AM Thanks for sharing
(Yup. I had to make up little pieces of paper and put them in a bag, since people could enter on more than one post…) I’ve sent Marnie an email requesting her address info.
That’s all I have to tell you today. Hope your Tuesday morning is bright and sunny.