Good Morning, Quilters!
One of my favorite artists is British collage artist and lithographer, Mark Hearld (Born 1972). I just love to pour myself a cup of coffee and page through his illustrations.
One of my favorite books is Mark Hearld’s Workbook a large collection of his works as well as notes on his methods and inspirations.(Amazon Affiliate link-fun to check out this link as MANY of his works can be seen through Amazon’s “look inside” feature.)
I also love books he has illustrated like Outside Your Window –a collection of charming poems and stories about nature and the seasons.
Earlier this month, I gave myself a one week challenge to quilt an eight inch square each day inspired by one of Mark Hearld’s collages.
To keep it simple, I used pre-cut 8 inch squares and one spool of thread (Aurifil 28wt cotton). I allowed myself 20 minutes each day. No pre-drawing was allowed. Just sit at the sewing machine and stitch.
As you can see, some are better than others, but I thoroughly enjoyed each day’s exercise.
What about YOU?
Do YOU have a favorite artist you’d like to try stitching?
Does YOUR child or grand child have a book with great illustrations?
Have YOU ever given yourself a quilting challenge?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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