Monday, April 12, 2010

DTRH Challenge - Clue Four

Here they are, six pieces reassembled and embellished.

I asked my husband what he thought and he said, "I don't know what it is." LOL. Neither do I! It's an exercise, that's what it is!

Wonder where Clue Five will take us?

Thanks to all for your nice comments!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

An Absolutely Beautiful Day

Clues Three and Four

Clue Three: quilt.

I used some variegated thread and a monofilament which I don't think really shows up in this photo. But it turned out very nice.

Here's a close up:

Clue # 4: cut into at least six pieces and rearrange in a non rectangular shape. Okay.

I wanted to keep the ragged ends of the strips and incorporate into the finished quilt somehow but that didn't work out for this project. I decided to just zig zag the edges.

Oh and I used a piece of a fleece blanket from Ikea for batting. I've been doing that a lot lately. I like the feel of the blanket and it quilts very easily even by hand. They cost a whopping $3.00 (about) and come in red, white, and black. AT least they did the last time I was there. It's perfect for this type of project where I don't want to waste batting.

Stay tuned for the big finale.
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Friday, April 9, 2010

I'm Late! I'm Late!

For the Down the RAbbit Hole Blind challenge at Dog In The Hole Studio!
But I'm jumping down the hole anyway. Here's my first clue:

I took a plain piece of muslin and ironed some light weight interfacing to it.

Then I took some torn strips of a Laurell Birch fabric scrap and stitched to the muslin diagonally.

The next step is to quilt this piece using a variety of threads. So we'll meet back here tomorrow for my Clue Two results.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Looking for Inspiration

My quilting mojo is suffering. I'm looking for inspiration anywhere and everywhere. I joined the Libquilters and Image Transfer groups on Yahoo. I tried my hand at image transfers yesterday with mixed resutls (will post when I get the nerve).

Started working on a memory quilt.

Saved a ton of scraps and miscellaneous other strings and bits of fabric to incorporate into ... something quilted.

Maybe I have spring fever. Maybe I can post some pictures and you can either trash them or offer encouragement.