What I Learned in 2017

My experiments and play this year have taught me a lot.  Some of it has produced good results and some of it has taught me what to AVOID.  All of which is valuable.

I learned more about abstract composition.

An online class with Jane Davies. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

And how NOT to get transparency with fabric.

At Least I Learned Something. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

I tried my hand at deconstructed screen printing, and loved the results.

Deconstructed Screen Printing: drawn design. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

I learned to blend layers in Photoshop Elements.  What fun!

Blending Layers in Photoshop Elements. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

I learned how to make hexies.

Hand Stitching Hexies. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

AND I painted directly onto a quilt!

Quilting and Cording. Ellen Lindner, AdventureQuilter.com/blog

Just a few of my adventures! What have you learned this year?

Ellen Lindner

8 Responses to What I Learned in 2017

  1. Lif Strand December 30, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    I swear, what I learned was that I need another 12 hours in a day to do all that I want to do! YOU ARE GUILTY of contributing to that need, with all your wonderful and inviting ideas. Thank you!

    • Ellen Lindner December 30, 2017 at 4:05 pm #

      🙂 Hi Lif, I totally get that! I’m lucky to have lots of leisure time these days, (so don’t try to keep up.) But, I do hope you’ll get to do SOME experimenting. We know how fun it is!

  2. Eleanor Levie December 31, 2017 at 11:24 am #

    I’ve learned to click on your blog posts as soon as I can get to them, because I am always rewarded with exciting inspiration!

    • Ellen Lindner December 31, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

      Oh, aren’t you sweet! I’m glad you’re enjoying them.

      Happy New Year.

  3. Kristin F January 3, 2018 at 10:21 am #

    Looks like you learned a lot and had fun. Thanks for sharing all of your experiments.

    • Ellen Lindner January 3, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

      You’re welcome, Kristin!

  4. Arlene Blackburn January 6, 2018 at 9:07 pm #

    Hi Ellen, After reading this…I’ve found that I have some more exploring to do and now, I have the time to do it (newly retired). Thank you for sharing your inspirations and explorations from 2017. Can’t wait to see what you do in 2018! Hope to catch up in person some time soon.

  5. Ellen Lindner January 6, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

    Hi Arlene. How exciting to be retired and have more time! I’m sure you’ll find many exciting projects to try.

    Yes, it would be great to cross paths one of these days. My folks live in VA, so you never know.

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