Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Challenge Reveal -
Last fall the Needlers' group organized a little challenge. We exchanged squares of 30s repros and the guidelines were to make a quilt using applique'. I chose to do machine applique' for mine.
Here is the thumbnail sketch that I did last fall in my little notebook:
I'm always surprised how like my original rough my finished projects turn out.
Here is a sketch of how I thought about quilting this. I took a photo of the design wall and just printed it up. I would make the print size larger next time. Here I did not use any of these doodles.
Instead, I decided on undulating wavy lines with red thread.
I like it - but HELP!! because of the wavy lines, I have some wavy borders. How can I minimize this? Any suggestions?
Views of the back. I used up some fun old novelty food fabrics:
And the label. I figured a circle was called for.
I finished the quilting on my Lunar Pineapple. I decided on the tea cup design (interlocking circles). I'm happy with it. I just wanted an overall textural design.
Here is part of the back, it almost looks 3-D.
And here is a fun label I made with a small fabric panel and a strip of the fabric from the front border.
Tomorrow I'm off to see Mary!!!!! I'll bring back photos of the NQA show - until then, happy sewing and let me know if you have any solutions to my wavy edges.