Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Circle of Color Bull's Eye Challenge

"Circle of Color" is what I call this quilt. I had purchased the Robert kaufman Kona cotton stash builder bundle 2 years ago to make a rainbow  quilt. I had a few pattern in mind to use the fabrics. I also wanted to make a color-wheel quilt with a modern feel to it. When SAQA-OH announced its challenge to make a bulls eye quilt, I got to work. I also challenged myself to use only fabric from the stash since I have a collection. Randomly picked fabric from the Kona bundle and from my stash, this non-traditional color wheel was born. The grey background makes it more modern.To make it more interesting, I free motion quilted a  pattern around the circle first and scribble quilted the rest. The center was quilted with a free motion feather motif. For the first time I used facing instead of binding and I liked the results. It's all ready to be hung with hanging sleeves attached.

Linking up with Lorna at SewFreshQuilts

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Hibiscus Quilt

Two years ago I took pictures of a Hibiscus flower thinking of making it into an art quilt. Before I delve into that I thought I should do a practice piece. So I picked another photo I had taken and after searching several you tube videos to see how to go about it, came across Marilyn Lee's video series, making of an art quilt. She goes through step by step in making a quilt from a photo. I used her tutorials to enlarge the photo, make a pattern and started the process of making it into this quilt using 18 different fabrics. Making this quilt gave me the confidence to make another quilt, but this time I tried with just one fabric for the flower and used thread and seta color paint to add depth to the piece. I used silk fabric for the petals. Here are the pictures in different stages of the making.
Photo enlarged and posterized

Petals cut and fused to background fabric and started thread painting.

More threadwork done with a little bit of painting.
French knots added for the stamen.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Tree quilt Experiment

This month at the Creative Saturday, we explored Ricky Tims's scribble technique project.
These are the quilts we came up with.

This is mine. I might add other elements to make it more interesting.

Charity Quilt at Creative Saturday

This is the first group donation or charity quilt that we did at Creative Saturday group. We loosely followed the prismatic quilt pattern by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman fabrics. Here is the link:

It  was not very colorful as we wanted to be because some of the members were very skeptical or intimidated by the pattern and didn't do it. It was actually easy to put together. The sashing tied the blocks together and I think it made a lovely quilt. We still need to quilt it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Update on Colorwheel quilt

Update on Color Wheel Quilt

Almost done. Decided to do a facing instead of binding. Love the look and the simplicity of facing. Need to sew a hanging sleeve. Hand-sewing takes a toll on my wrist, so taking it snaily slow. I also cut the center circle with half inch seam allowance but only sewed a quarter inch. Don't ask me how and why. No, I am not seam ripping and sewing it back again. So need to fix the extra bulk by hand embroidery or quilting or maybe I'll get an idea later. Really will try hard to get a picture done with proper lighting and better focus.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018