Here's a close-up of the Art Bee Challenge fabric. It's a multi-colored batik print that can be used in many applications. (Preferably, is small doses, as looking at it makes me dizzy!)
Sunday, July 31, 2011
This 9" x 12" quilt began as part of my Journal Quilt series. Quilting friends were experimenting with stencils and painting with crayons.
Have YOU used this technique???
It takes a LOT of paper bags to iron out the wax! The end result is vibrant and fun. However, the project sat (unfinished) for many months.
My Art Bee's issue of a challenge brought this little quilt back to the forefront.
I wanted to participate in the challenge, but I didn't want to start a NEW quilt! Hmm... what's a quilter to do???
Well, if you were me, you'd look around your studio for a UFO that would work with the "challenge fabric." (That's the inner border and the binding.) This little quilt fit the bill!
Don't you agree???
The colors are perfect and the busy little print is just "playful" enough to work for the border and binding.
As usual, the quilt could benefit from additional quilting, but for now...
(I think you may have heard that statement before. It seems to be my motto.)
Saturday, July 30, 2011
WOW! It feels GOOD to be able to make that announcement.
As you might have guessed (the title of the post being the give-away!) I completed my MR3 Challenge. It's the latest installment of the Mug Rug Swap on the Quilters Knitting group on www.Ravelry.com and I beat the deadline by TWO WEEKS. :o)
No photo to post at the moment, but I'll be sure to add one as soon as my swap partner receives her quilt.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I completed the piecing on Thursday...and then we headed out of town for the weekend. I'm looking forward to getting busy with the quilting. (Hopefully, I'll have a day or two off work this week!)
This is the front panel of the jacket. It may look a bit strange in its unfinished state, however, there's still a slit to be cut down the center once the quilting is done. The binding fabric will add a little spark and I've got some plans for some embellishment,as well. PLUS... this is still in the "rough cut" stage.
Keep an open mind
It will all come together in the end.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Well, as you can see, there are a LOT of pieces to put together!
I've got the day off work tomorrow and I plan to make the most of it. :o)
Wish me luck!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I am SO excited! I've made some additional progress on a UFO.
My Patriotic Improv Jacket is coming along nicely. It’s a jacket of my own design and since it's July, I decided it was time to (FINALLY!) get moving on it.
I went to the Mini-Retreat with a bag of fabric strips and leftover blocks. With help from Knittingsuek, who came up for the Mini Retreat (and a few other friends)… placement of the majority of the blocks has been determined.
I might just come away with something that more closely resembles a quilted garment!
Now I just need to add filler pieces and start attaching it all to the sweatshirt...
Yesterday, I spent all day with quilt-y friends and I'm headed back for more quilting FUN!
What's that? Oh! What have I gotten done???
The sweatshirt for my Patriotic Jacket UFO has been de-constructed. The rows/columns of my Purple and Green Coin Quilt have been sewn together. My inner border was attached shortly before midnight. The outer borders remain.
Check back later for further progress.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
fishandstitch: 6 completed quilts
andimc13: 1 completed quilt
basketcase9702: 2 completed quilts
teacherspet: 2 completed quilts
SunshineMom: 2 completed quilts
thepoch: 7 completed quilts
Cindiknits: 2 completed quilt
monicarose51: 1 completed quilt
Barbknits: 2 completed quilts
Lucky13: 1 completed quilt
moore848: 1 completed quilt