On this blog the members of Sky-is-the-Limit group show the results of the challenge quilts they make. We started with each quarter a new theme, but have changed this to a monthly theme. Knowing that life can interfere with good intentions it is not compulsary to make a quilt each month, but at least 4 quilts per year should be doable. Every quilt measures 12"x12".
Friday, 25 October 2013
Scrap Piece - Abstract
I came home last Sunday after being away for 5 days and wanted to be creative. I had not been near my sewing machine for about 10 days but I was very tired and lacking ideas so I thought I would try a different approach to the theme Abstract. I got down my box of bondawebed bits that had scraps or discards from other projects and applied them without much thought to a piece of fabric that I had overdyed, it had been a black and white print. I used the back so the letters were reversed not that there was much difference now due to my overdyeing. Person is not very abstract but in the setting he is just another shape. It was such fun and took me no time at all. I then quilted it yesterday - as I had my computer beside me I was watching the missed episodes of Coronation Street so it had to be fairly simple quilting. I did straight line quilting diagonally in both directions but organised it so there are areas of parallel lines and in others little squares created by the width of my sewing machine foot. It was the fastest piece, no thought, no planning, minimum time used BUT I really really like it. Person is not very abstract but in the setting he is just a shape.