Monday, January 26, 2015

It's A Sterling Life on Berkeley Square class

The first class of the "Sterling Life" project was held this past Saturday at the Bernina Sewing Center in Tampa, FL.  It will be an ongoing class this year with the final class in the fall.

Here is my sample so far...

This is a pretty intense project but it has been well worth the effort as I have learned so much!  I have not added all of the crystals - just a few for my sample to give them an idea of what it will look like.

I decided to make it exactly as the original because I have no idea what I was doing when I started and I thought if I kept to the original colors and supply list, then I would not waste so much fabric and time making mistakes.

However the ladies who signed up for the class had some other color combinations in mind and it was easier to help them out after I had finished the center block.

Basic formula to the design:
#1: Select the color for the background

#2: Select a light and dark of 3 colors for the flower designs.  Make sure there is enough contrast so they do not blend together.

#3:  Make a chart of your color choices and snip and glue a piece of fabric to the chart denoting which is the dark/light pink, yellow/golden yellow and orange and light orange.  Here is a sample of one for a table runner I am currently working on.

With that in mind, here is the first design stitch out from the ladies who were in the first class.

I love this color combo!

This one was a surprise as I didn't help her pick out her fabric!

The first brave soul to purchase her fabric!

This is my favorite color combo!

This is stunning with the crisp, black background!

 A  pastel color combo.

Similar to mine but the background has more of a purple tone to it.

I had to split the large class into two (too much stress for me AND A schedule conflict for four ladies) Look for more color combos with the second class of Part I after February 11th!

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