They declared a snow day this morning for our school district so I currently have three really hyper children running around destroying things. But they’re having fun and fighting has been pretty minimal. While they’re busy with each other, I’m going to get the third Closer Look posted for the My Favorite Color Project QUILTING Challenge!
1. Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory, Glory!, 2. Snowy Day – Finished, 3. Polka Dot Passion – another block, 4. GEDC0563, 5. Sailing Away, 6. Mountain Mist Fabric Mosaic – detail, 7. project quilt fav. color2, 8. Blue is My Favorite, 9. Path to my Heart Created with fd’s Flickr Toys
Quilter: Janie Kemp
Rise and Shine and Give God the Glory, Glory!
This little mug rug/mat is named for the happy children’t song that my kids and I used to sing.
I was inspired by the tutorial at www.sameliasmum.com/2011/09/semi-dresden-mug-rug-quick-tu…. I used the Dresden Plate pattern designed by Sandie McCann.
The mat is 11X5.75″. I especially enjoyed simple hand quilting around the pieces and around the design. The sun is stuffed with an extra layer of padding. The back matches the binding.Thanks for looking!
Janie Kemp of Isabella’s Whimsy, College Station, TX
Quilter: Pastor Katie Bishop and her daughter, Eden (age 5)
Designed by my five year old Eden, this photo depicts our day today – SNOWY! Eden and I sat down and drew out a plan, then we traced it onto the fabric. I cut using my super-sharp, fabric-only scissors and then ironed the pieces flat. We “glued” them on with spray adhesive and made a sandwich. She and I quilted the lines (as you can tell!) using thread that matches. I did the binding quickly and she helped me stitch it on. For “snowflakes” Eden picked some of my blue buttons that were added on. We opted for glue for those (alas) mostly because we feeling pretty done!
The project is a 12.5 inch square. She plans to hang it in our living room this winter. After it has made the rounds to preschool and each of the grandparents.
Project Quilting, Season 4, Challenge 2
Just in time for Valentine’s Day! It is small enough to fit in almost any space! There is a sleeve on the back for ease in hanging. But it would also be wonderful on a table.
There are 3 different machine embroidered hearts, all in white and red. The backgrounds behind the hearts are pieced together from many different fabrics. Each heart is surrounded by a red and white polka dots.
It is quilted “in the ditch” (in the seams) with straight lines. Around the machine embroidered hearts is “feather” quilting. This makes the hearts “pop” even more.
I am new to quilting, although I have been sewing since I was 4 years old. My mother started teaching me how to sew by sewing together 3″ squares for quilts. I have made a number of quilt blocks over the course of my life; however, this is the first quilt I have ever made from start to finish. Thanks for the opportunity to show my work. Good luck to everyone who entered the challenge.
Quilter: the gift garden
Here is my entry for week 2 of Persimon Dreams’ Quilting challenge.
I love blues but surprisingly don’t have many blue fabrics. I ended up using a bunch of scraps I had gotten in a trade through Etsy. They are a mix of cotton, corduroy, and lighter-weight fabrics. The white fabric is a thicker woven fabric (also used in week 1). The sails and boat were machine quilted with clear quilting thread.
I originally made four boats and attached them with the intention of making a wall hanging. However, I wasn’t happy with how it was coming together and was too intimidated by the amount of quilting I would have had to do on my sweet little Brothers machine. It’s not exactly designed for quilting big projects and I am still very new to the quilting process.
I am really happy with how the colors and patterns came together, but am wondering if using all cotton fabrics would have been easier.
These potholders are approximately 9.5″ squared and were made in Richlands, NC.
Quilter: For Quilts Sake
Mountain Mist Fabric Mosaic
“Mountain Mist” Fabric Mosaic
Made by Pam Geisel of For Quilts Sake in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Jan. 2013 for Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 2, “My Favorite Color.”
20″ x 10” (frame size)
My creative process and how I made it:
My favorite color is green, specifically, sage green.
This project is a fabric mosaic. Several layers of green batik fabrics are arranged on a background layer.
Off-white wool roving is spread across the lower part of the middle third to represent fog behind the pine trees in the foreground. These pine trees were cut from two different dark green batik fabrics and placed on top of the roving. A piece of yarn is couched across the bottom of the line of pine trees.
Green wool roving is spread across the lower third and both white and green roving in the upper third, again to give it a whispy effect.
The piece is covered with some sparkly green netting then quilted together with two different green threads. The mat is cut a little large so the edges of the piece and the pale green background fabric show.
For more information visit my blog: forquiltssake.blogspot.com/2013/01/mountain-mist-project-…
I ran out of time this week to do the project I really wanted to do, so it turned into a kind of mini table runner kind of thing. Something you set on a table or dresser and put a candle or small plant on.
I made this in my home in Georgia.
Quilter: Shout 4 Joy
Blue is My Favorite
20″ Square; fusible, raw edge appliqué and piecing, all by machine
I made this quilt in West Michigan.
I chose to work with blue fabrics because blue has been my favorite color for years and years.
The quilt is unbound as this will be incorporated into a larger piece later on – I’m thinking a quilter’s bag that I will be happy to carry, and shouldn’t lose!
For more info on my design process check my blog: shout4joy-shouting.blogspot.com/2013/01/project-quilting-…
Path to my Heart
Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 2: My Favorite Color
This quilt measures 21 x 25 inches. It is pieced using raw edge appliqué. The materials are all from my stash.
It was made near St Louis, MO
There are three more closer looks left this week so stop by again tomorrow to read more about the projects created!