Wednesday, June 14, 2017
I finally finished another task for my online crazy quilt class with Kathy Shaw. This is a more complex motif. Since I love nature I decided to just draw my own design instead of choosing an online clip art design. Just think of this little guy hiding out under the mushrooms on the forest floor.
About a week ago we went to the Ice Cave East of La Pine Oregon. There are two entrances. The ice was melted and the floor of the cave was pooled with water and cold so we did not go in.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
So this is the bin that this lovely top was made from. Yes it is possible to make beautiful things from random scraps. In this case I used muslin as a background. I did buy muslin yardage for the alternate squares and the border but did so after finding and using muslin for the star pieces. I then decided on a plain background which will be a place to do any kind of fancy quilting I want to.
This is Fort Rock. It is a giant ring made of lava that once stood 500 feet tall but is only about 300 feet today. It is a out of the way sight to go see and was well worth the trip.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
I have been busy with my scrap bin challenge. Sorting fabrics by colors sure has made a huge difference. Above you can see what I am working on as my second quilt from my 18 gallon bin. But lets back up. How did I get there:
I sorted all the fabric by color and put each color in separate bags. Above is all the blue fabric.
So the bag got upended and the sorting will begin.
The piles look so much neater after pressing.
Then the fun began with cutting. Above is a sample of the blue fabric after cutting. I have two sizes of squares. Two sizes of large triangles with the Tri-Recs tool, and just one size for the long skinny Tri-Recs tool.
So finally after cutting Tri-Recs out of the green, blue and purple fabrics I have a really nice assortment for a quilt with the cool colors. I cut these with a loose plan. This project was planned with two things, shape and color.
So now the fun begins with the little triangles. These will add some sparkle with little pops of color to the quilt. It was really fun to play with combinations of these. I pulled all the ones that have three of the same fabric and then chose a contrasting triangle to go the center. I played with them till I was happy with them. The was quite some rearranging. After that I paired the skinny triangles . With those I chose similar colors to make a pair.
Then I had fun arranging the triangles. They looked really nice.......so I took a photo. Looking at a photo really helps you see how something looks. Humm..................ok but.................how about I make larger shapes...............like diamonds out of similar colors.