It’s the new year, so why not challenge myself to something I’ve never done before?
We were set a challenge at the local quilt group I attend, taking inspiration from a photograph or picture chosen by another member we had to create a quilt top, A4 size, to pass onto the next person, who then takes inspiration from only the quilt top previous in line, creating a ‘Chinese whisper’ effect when they create their own piece. Each member submitted their own picture, none of which we see apart from the one given to us at the start of this challenge. It’s going to be fun seeing how the theme developed at the end of six months. Looking for tips from Melody Johnson and her fibremania blog, this quilt top was totally constructed by fusing fabric, I added the stitching today. The process was exciting and something I will definitely try again.
Happy new year.
If you are looking for more inspiration head over to Nina’s Off The Wall Friday where I will be linking this post:)
A walk round Gunnersbury Park
A look in Jean Wells Book
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and I’m inspired all over again.
I finished of my little piece of fused ‘art collage’ it measures roughly 10″ by 12″. I really like the idea of mounting these pieces on small frames. So that’s what I did….
The interfacing I used was thicker than what Bethan Ash suggested – purely because I miss ordered some fleece fusible medium weight instead of interfacing. It was great to quilt, but tricky to get perfect corners around the frame.
Enjoy your weekend.
Linking with Nina @ Off the Wall Friday’s, do go and see what others are up to.
Yes, there has been quite a bit of procrastinating the week. Taking my mind of the 150 years challenge quilt to do something quilty without the maths. I was doing a paper collage with my daughter and it reminded me of the Bethan Ash book I reviewed here and the american version of the same book many moons ago.
It got me thinking how fun it would be to do something entirely fused with lots of quilting.
Not sure this one works – but it was fun. Perhaps more cohesion and overlapping with the fabric would be more effective. This is a tiny 12″ by 12″ for practise and learning purposes.
Today I got busy with the back of the 150 years challenge quilt. It seemed a shame after many hours spent making up the numbers 15o, not to use at least one of them somewhere.
So I did…
for the back
Next up – basting and quilting.
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Thanks for reading:)
This book was bought some few years ago now, well before I even had the notion of quilting. I took it out whilst doing the next London Modern Quilt Guild Challenge as the theme of a colour wheel, of sorts, began to emerge from the fog of deciding what to do.
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It is a very informative book, divided into five parts each chapter within these parts have follow up exercises to try further develop understanding. Take a look inside the book following the link above.
I look forward to delving into it more regularly, learning more on colour theory and how to use colour more adeptly in future quilts.
For now my London Underground piece is close to finishing. Will posting photo’s soon.
‘Till then, have a great weekend.
- The Art of making Colour!!! (artaray.wordpress.com)
- History of the colour wheel (alicereynolds14.wordpress.com)
- Research into colour wheels (alicereynolds14.wordpress.com)
It has been fun reading all your colour combinations of the moment. I’m going through a bit of a rainbow phase, just loving the full spectrum.
We do have a winner….
Janet from Caribou Crossing Chronicles who said:
‘I’m with Richard – loving orange and grey together right now.’
Congratulations Janet I shall get in touch via email to get your postal address details.
And a big thanks to all who visit, you are welcome back when ever you fancy.
My brain has felt a bit like it’s going to burst trying to nut out the geometry of concentric circles cut into pie shapes, work out the quarter inch seams and colour combinations and I have found myself more confined and less free than I felt in most of the other quilts I’ve made. Perhaps I need a break or it is just that I need to get out more;) So this is what My Design Wall looks like today…
Like my head a bit of a muddle. Nothing pulling together yet. Hopefully the the light bulb will go on soon and I will find some inspiration on how to put it all together.
If you are looking for my quilting gallery ‘beat the winter blues’ give away post please scroll down to the previous post and comment away.
Linking with Judy @ Patchwork Times – Design Wall Monday
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