Project Quilting 8.4: Brighter the Better

19 02 2017

Three … Three … Three challenges in one!

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Obviously, this is my PQ 8.4 challenge with the pretty bright Pantone color of the year 2017, greenery, but since I used that color, it also works for the Mad Mod Quilt Guild challenge to make something using greenery.

But since this will ALSO fulfill a late assignment for a Naughty or Nice swap, I need to get it into the mail on Monday. SOOO, I’ll be making a very close replica to show at the guild meeting in March … Using the same greenery, of course.

This piece also serves to remind me to Give A Damn, especially in those times when I’m feeling more like Fuck It. The design was based very much on this picture by @lisacongdon (check her out on Instagram). Cherrywood was used to compliment the Kona green.

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I also want to share what I received from Linda Payne for the Naughty or Nice swap. She hand sewed on cork fabric! How cool is that?! (Oh, and those are Cherrywood triangles. 😀)

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Project Quilting 8.3: Tune in to Texture

3 02 2017

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For the third Project Quilting challenge in Season 8, we were told to explore texture. For awhile, I had been wanting to experiment with Fabric Magic and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. My current infatuation with Cherrywood hand dyed fabrics made the material selection easy since it naturally has a textured look..

The Fabric Magic is sewn to the material, then steamed with an iron to make it shrink and create texture. Sounds easy, and it really is pretty cool, but I haven’t used water in my iron, it’s older, and apparently, there was some dark gunk in the steam pores. So, guess what? The dark gunk ended up on my fabric. Boo! It sort of maybe looks like part of the dyed effect, but not really.

The thought of investing in anything quilted with a spotted piece of fabric wasn’t super exciting, so I made a zippy pouch, which has been one of my favorite fun, go-to things to make lately.

I would definitely use Fabric Magic again, but might need to invest in a new, clean iron first. This is one of my favorite things about PQ: each challenge provides a great opportunity to experiment. #pqSeason8

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