Abstracting From Nature was the name of the class that I took with Jane Sassaman, and I highly recommend it for anyone who'd like to try their hand at a non-intimidating design class. Jane taught us how to see organic forms in a new way - new to me at any rate - breaking objects down into the traits elements that make them most recognizable as what they are. After spending almost a full day sketching and refining, I was ready to start to transfer some of my designs to fabric.
I was able to just get started on sewing near the end of the day. I'm not much of a machine quilter or piecer, so I was able to start by hand in class. Yes, I know that piecing and applique go much more quickly with a machine, but I just love doing it by hand. I will probably end up doing some quilting by machine, but I haven't really decided yet.
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