When I was taking the online crazy quilt courses last year with Kathy Shaw, she had us stitching up some practice motifs that could include beads or not, as we chose. A few of my motifs were stitched directly onto quilt tops that I was working on, like my fantasy bird:
Others ended up just stitched on plain doubled muslin in a large hoop. I spaced them all out from each other so that I could cut them out in the future and add them to whatever project needed them. In fact, you've already seen one of them in my landscape quilt:
We did a few monogram letters, like the one at the top of the post and these:
And we also did a few insects and other critters:
I stitched the butterfly directly following the horrific attacks in Paris. Stitching can be very therapeutic as well as allowing you to add your voice to the world.
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