after months and months of creating and waiting, this fabulous book that chrissie grace has authored is finally here!!!
right now i'm feeling like a giddy schoolgirl who just found out that recess has been extended by 15 minutes, and when we come in there's chocolate cupcakes for everyone!!!
and now i can finally reveal some of the projects that i was working on last year....
project #1: this is the project where a group of seven of us each purchased a yard of fabric and sent it to chrissie. she then cut each yard into equal pieces, and then mailed a package back to each of us that contained one piece of each participants' fabric. then we all created our own projects with the fabrics that were provided (you can read more background here). i created a little wall quiltie entitled "keys to a happy home".
one of the many things that i love about this book is that the photography is excellent, and each step shows a photo so that you can make one of these yourself! there's even a little diagram to show placement of the pieces!
project #2: this is another little quiltie that i lovingly call "inspiration garden". for this project, i used hand carved stamps for the flowers, leaves, and vine background. the instructions are included for this one, too!
and the third project that i was honored to participate in was the round robin book. the theme was "she said" (see more here) and this photo shows only a small sampling of the participants (my page is the third from the left, the one with the hearts).....but let me tell you, this round robin book is an absolute masterpiece!!! i was especially treated because my name was the last on the list to receive the book.....so i got to see what everyone else had already done!! my little dutch sweetie chuckled at me because when i first took it out of the box, it was just like handling a newborn baby!! it truly is a special artpiece.....and chrissie provides a template in the book if you're interested in creating one of these structures for yourself!
i could go on and on about what a spectacular job chrissie has done in coordinating all of these artists and projects! and i'll forever be thankful for the opportunity to participate in such a once-in-a-lifetime project......this has been such a sweet, sweet blessing!!!
thank you, chrissie......and congrats to every artist who participated!
you can read more about this book on amazon here !
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