|Blue Moon #1 13" X 18" |
I knew I wanted to insert a circle of strips, and make something like the moon on water.
I sewed light blue strips, then cut out a circle for a full moon. Then started sewing lots of odd sized and uneven strips. My original plan was to embed the circle into the side like that.
I changed my mind, in two design decisions
1) applique moon instead of insert... I placed thin fusible interfacing on my circle, sewed all the way round, snipped the interfacing and turned the moon RSO.
2. Decided to keep it rectangular, and pieced some cool water/sky fabric scraps for the backing, layered it and began quilting with the threads you see above. Mylar, rayon, variegated cottons. Around the moon I went a few times with silver metallic halogram thread that shimmers!
|I think all the different threads add a lot to it!|
hand stitch a binding while listening to books on audio. and try to decide which way I like it oriented
moon on top? Moon on bottom??
or the way I showed you at the top?? This one will lay on a table however DH likes it, and be slightly covered up with his glasses, water, ipad and lamp. But...
I now want to make another one, larger for the wall... I really love this one. I might just do a vertical one like at the top of the page!
Linking to TheJoyfulQuilter's Table Scraps party!! HERE!
I kept sewing with blue strips and made 4 uneven improv log cabin blocks which I just sewed together!
just for fun I laid them on a background... I kind of like this, for a pillow maybe?
I took up my hand sewing this week too, and made blue tumbling blocks... I have enough to start putting the blocks into order and sewing them together soon.
I finished this project too...
|hanging in our stair well|
this long banner was done last year but I couldn't settle on what applique to add. I made three fused poppies and some tiny white flowers but just couldn't commit...
til this week,
when I added on some broderie perse tulips
cut from a scrap of benartex fabric from my first ever challenge quilt made for their traveling show
(it pays to keep stuff)
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I didn't fuse them on, just placed and started sewing... a lot of stitching. The quilt was finished some time last year including binding so this was the final step since I do not plan on adding beads.
and one more finish that I'll share next week
I was quilting the borders here, using tape for line placement. It's done including sleeve and label but I have to save something for next week, right?