Back in November I took a one-day live online class with quilter, Sarah Bond. It was called "Coming Full Circle" and it was all about making different kinds of super cool circle designs, as in this photo from her instagram:
I decided to use fabrics and rules from the Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon Together Floral & Vine challenge while learning how to make these circles. I figured that way I could kill two birds with one stone: learn something and make something for the challenge. It didn't quite work out that way, but more on that later.
These were the fabrics:
Eligible quilts must use a minimum of three of the four selected challenge fabrics, and any number of solids. Additional solids may be used on the binding, and additional prints may be used on the backing as desired.
So, I grabbed some solids that I thought coordinated well...
It's fine. But it's still sitting on my design wall and I am unmotivated to quilt it because I don't love it and quilting is a lot of work. By now, I've missed the deadline for the challenge anyway. I think I might turn it into a bag or an apron?
I'm glad I took the class. I'm glad I learned a new skill. I just don't love this piece and that's okay. For me, going to a class isn't about emerging with a beautiful finished object, rather it's about self-care, exploration, enjoyment, learning, camaraderie, and inspiration.
What's your opinion? What motivates you to take an art class?
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