Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
I made the wrap again from the free pattern at Fabric Depot. The slits hold the wrap around you, so you don't have to hang on to it. This one is a little shorter--so am I! The yarn is Red Heart. The cables don't show as well in the variegated, but I liked the yarn better.
Monday, October 13, 2014
This idea came from a Quilting Arts TV episode in the 1300 series. It starts as a 9 patch that you slash both ways through the middle and rearrange.
At first I had it as a window pane setting then realized how much matching of seams would be involved. I think this is a better layout interest wise. I know 2 corner blocks are in the other direction but felt that contained the piece better.
It's 60 by 48 inches.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Friday, October 3, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The word for the Art Squared challenge this time was Icon which to me means a religious symbol. I searched the internet for inspiration and found a cross that was close to what I had in mind. They wanted $10 for me to download it! I picked up a piece of printer paper, folded it and cut my own cross.
It's foiled using copper colored foil and edged by machine with a metallic braid I had. Then it felt like the quilting should be in copper metallic thread. It's 17" square.
I learned a couple of things about foiling. Where the foil paper is folded in packaging, it doesn't foil well. A metallic pen can fill in empty spots.