Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Color Challenge And Ribbons!

At our guild meeting in May we tore a photo from a random magazine at a set time. Our challenge was to return in September with a quilt any size that was not any larger than 24' x 24' or sewn piece using the colors from the photo

Here is my photo!

Must say, these colors were OK 
but I was not a fan.

My personal challenge was not to add any purchased fabric.

Plus to try a new technique!

Since I was on a hexie kick, I was noticing this unusual technique on the web.
Where you glue your basted hexie's and quilt them in a very linear way.

Placement is VERY important!

The stitching is pretty self explanatory.
However not for me.
I did have to do some ripping!

What I learned:
Test iron-- silky poly material melts!
Pleather is not color fast ---it runs!
Stay alert when sewing those straight lines- 
I created my own unique grid at first! 

There were so many participants in the challenge so it was fun to see the 
very imaginative & creative pieces that came in.  

And to my surprise this little piece 
Placed 1st!

The first time I saw this technique was on Nicole's blog at Modern Hand Craft and then on Kelly's blog at Pink A Dot Quilts.
Check them out-both are very talented!

Don't you love the ribbons?

They are made by Denise over at 
It was such a clever idea to use the 
gross grain and zippers!

Till We Quilt Again,