Our October tutorial was presented by Teri Lucas who inspired us to write our names in stitching and try out a few new FMQ designs, including a wonderful nautilus shell. Well, that threw some of us for a loop, yours truly included, as we attempted to sketch and figure out a progression for creating these cute little sea creatures. But, persevere we did, and there's an ocean-full of nautili just waiting for you to see at the link for the October Challenge on SewCalGal's site, here.
This challenge was both inspiring and daunting, growing as it were, like Topsy as I progressed through it. But I learned a lot, and that's what this is all about. So, here are a few photos. It was raining hard this afternoon so not much opportunity to take good outside photos, but I tried a few different lighting situations in an attempt to highlight various parts of the piece.
First, the sketch, such as it is - doesn't look hard at all ... From this:
here. Here they are in the photo above, guarding the treasure chest. These were a LOT of fun to try and added some great variety to the piece.
Thanks to Teri Lucas for providing us with this inspiring tutorial, and to SewCalGal who keeps us all in stitches every month with this fabulous FMQ Challenge!