It's here again! Throw Back Thursday Yikes!
As I search out a throw back every month, I'm struck at just how far I've come. Thankfully we learn a lot along the way, improve and grow...with that I give you 'The Purple People Eater'!
The year would be September 2011. I was still in my batik phase, which isn't always bad. There was a time when I thought batiks were 'all that and a bag of chips'!
Bright, bold colors were used a lot even back then. Strange color combinations too! That minty green is unsightly!
Improv was probably the one technique that opened my eyes to the endless possibilities of quilting. It taught me (and continues to do so) that there aren't right or wrong ways, that thinking outside the box is always a good thing.
This I am 99% sure was my first attempt at pebbles free motion quilting! There are even a few applique circles!
It's so funny looking back at these! I guess I loved dense quilting back then too! How could I not remember that?! Either I'm getting old or...I'm just getting old!
As I rediscover these throwbacks, I actually get a little twinge of excitement. Some of them make me want to take these ideas and run with them and others make me just want to run!!!