Sunday 19 March 2023

Project Quilting Final Challenge

Challenge 14.6 was about our fears and facing those fears to achieve growth. This challenge was not an easy challenge for me. I’m not afraid of quilting techniques, whether it is applique, working with Inktense pencils, or other techniques. I had no idea what I was going to make for this challenge, I was stumped.

     Finally, with less than two days to come up with a plan and get it done in time, I had an idea. We have heard a lot on the news lately about atmospheric rains, torrential storms, and mudslides mostly contributed to climate change. My fear is what shape are we going to leave this planet in for future generations. 

Could I make a quilt representing climate change with just piecing and no applique? Could I get it done in time? The challenge was on! 

Please excuse the lack of pictures.

The sun represents climate warming. The bottom two peaks are the ice melt due to climate warming, and the rest are mudslides and possibly earthquakes. The quilted swirls are winds of change. The stars are our hope that we can help our planet heal. 

This wall hanging is 15'' by 12''. 

A big thank you to Kim @PerisimonDreams and Trish @QuiltChicken for another great year of project quilting.

Sunday 5 March 2023

Sew Not A Square

 Challenge 5 of Season 14 Project Quilting hosted by Kim Lapacek was to make anything as long it didn't have any square shapes and could not end up being square.

An idea was born, and I drew up a design in my graphics program. Off to the races to get this finished in time.

triple stitch for vines

I used the 'Crafted Applique' method for the applique shapes. I used Monopoly thread from Superior Threads to stitch the applique shapes down.

all stitched down and quilted, I intentionally left the center unquilted

Now for the intended purpose of this project. I have been going through some of my MIL's stuff, she is in a nursing home. I came across some grandma pins from when my kids gave her when they were little. I have been trying to come up with an idea to display these pins so she could still enjoy them. 

no squares at all

I think she will enjoy being able to see these pins, and hopefully will bring back pleasant memories for her.

This project is 6 1/2'' round.