Here is my project for the month for ALYOF at Sew Bittersweet Designs:
In other news, I got my fabric all cut for Part 1 of Cheryl's Mystery Quilt.
|subconsciously they might have been the inspiration for this mystery quilt colour|
|Breath-taking for sure, they climb up poles 30 feet into the air.|
I looked at pictures of her stuff for inspiration. Some are based on her designs, tried Kathleen's swirls with pebbles (I call them bracelets), and even invented a few of my own motifs, "QUILT" bubble letters, and the two pale blue semi-circular motifs, tried some zentangle, did some feathers, and Angela's flame feather...just had fun...well not all the time. I had major tension issues and spent 40 minutes ripping all the green. Found that the needle was jammed in really tight for some reason (Mac to the rescue with his pliers to pull it out, that was weird; don't recall hitting anything) and then I found a thread of the rayon in the bobbin area somewhere...actually it kinda "appeared" when I was brushing it out really really good... Popped in a new bobbin of The Bottom Line, and away we went. I'm still not totally pleased with my precision, but I have to slap that perfectionist witch down, right? What am I doing with this, 18X40" piece? No clue. Maybe bind it and pin tack it onto the wall in my basement corner.
Finally I got the quilt-on-feet shot of my Auntie Phyl's quilt, Blue Ribbon Stars, this afternoon with the sun on it so hopefully some of the quilty crinkly goodness will show now that it's been washed and dried. I'm having a very hard time letting this baby go... which is a good sign, I know.
Design Wall Monday. Lots of great quilty ideas there. Like I need more...I have to write my Q3 FAL post yet with that list!