Sunday, January 24, 2016

Seasons Challenge

This week's challenge is Seasons.  I already had an idea for another challenge, Rainy Days, so I thought I would combine them.  I had a design consultant on this project--my 17-year-old son.  My design is based on the season of spring.  I call it Drat!
Poor Charlie Brown.  The tree ate his kite, again, and it's raining.  The umbrella is made from the challenge fabric for the Rainy Days challenge  The sky fabric is one of my hand-dyes.

This quilt is 20 x 22.  I got it done with just a little more than 12 hours to spare.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Project Quilting Season 7 Challenge 1--Confetti

It's January, and that means that Project Quilting is up and running.  This cool challenge is the brainchild of my friend, Kim Lapacek.  She posts a theme on her blog on Sunday at noon and quilters have until the following Sunday at noon to finish it.  Size doesn't matter.  :)

So, I had this great idea.  It came to me shortly after the challenge theme, Confetti, was posted.  Unfortunately, life got in the way.  We remodeled our bathroom and I had to spend some time getting all the junk out of the bathroom and in general clearing things out for the remodelers.  I tried starting the project this morning, but I knew I wouldn't get it done.  I got 12 blocks sewed and I will finish it for another challenge.

This is what I finally did.  I started at about 4:30 and finished it about 6:30.  Not my best work, but done is better than perfect.
I call it Let's Party.  It's 12" x 13".  I made a sandwich of the blue background fabric, then I cut a bunch of little pieces and laid them on the top of the sandwich.  I loaded some varigated thread in my machine and meander over the top, making sure I caught the little bits of confetti.  It was kind of a pain because I had to slow down and lift up my pressure foot to make sure I caught those little buggers.  Once I meandered over the whole top and caught all the confetti, I meandered over it again to make sure everything stayed in place. 

It's done and posted, so.....LET'S PARTY!