Basically you stitch a square, then when you come back around to the start, put your finger at the bottom of that line and aim to stitch straight to your finger's width away from the bottom right corner. Turn, do that again, over and over til you meet in the middle. It's interesting but felt tedious.
I am calling this my table scraps challenge for May, because it's in RSC color of forrest/sage green and IS a square.
I started this project for my table scraps challenge piece because of the center squares but it grew! and grew and grew. I will go ahead and show you that I got this top done this week. I'll share all the details when it's quilted, how I made the individual bits and pieces...but it's all from scrap bins
|"Leaf Study" is about 26" X 32 " |
and am considering beading around it after I finish the machine quilting. LOTS of quilting to come with pretty threads, then beads, yum!
two of three banners got sewn together, and just need to figure out how to sew the crocus to those...
5 months of scrap colors so far... the pattern is free on SuperScrappy blog (for 9" block) and I plan to make 12 blocks if all goes well, then decide how to set them.
I've been doing two concurrent workshops online, which gets me painting but not always what the prompt mentions, lol. This was a prompt to paint something you usually do but with new materials or new techniques. My sketchbook is just thin regular paper...
I like portraits from my imagination. I made note of what I used differently for the larger one, and tried to keep it rough, sketchy and odd colors. Then we were to do it again with our usual style and materials.
I was surprised that I liked both styles... never know til you try. Lots of abstract pieces painted this week but I don't particularly like them. They don't start from a concept or self expression, so they kind of leave me cold. I shared one set Thursday on the I Like post. I learn something from each attempt
Liz Gilbert said ideas swirl all around us, wanting a person to use them and make something... and we are the only ones who would use them the exact way we would. If we don't make the object/story/food/dance/music then it will never be made our way. What a loss.
I have two workshops coming up... lots of learning ahead.Good thing they coincide with days too hot to bake... or do housework
design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
You have been busy. And two more workshops. Lucky! have fun.
Love how the quilting turned out on your topper with those fun animal smiles. The twinkle stars are looking good and your green scraps sure do make a delightful quilt.
I love all your scrappy projects. Especially your leaf study piece. And your twinkle blocks. You’re working on some fun works.
You know that's exactly how I think about creative ideas, what you said Liz Gilbert says! I actually (wee-ooh, wee-ooh) had a bit of a vision once during a group meditation where there was like a stream of creative thoughts, and authors, painters, poets, artists of all media, can tap in, when they're attuned. And it might be like Shelley the poet with his Xanadu poem, or when authors say they're characters do their own things, and they just write what they tell them, or songs come to an artist complete, you know, that stuff? Anyhow, I love your green leaves piece! It's 'Into the Green' perfection to me. So good to see all this creativity here LeeAnna.
Ooh - I really like Leaf Study. Those stars look pretty cool, too.
lI absolutely love the leafy study patchy quilt. now that cataracts have been removed, colors zing!
your faces are amazing ,keep it going. be well!!!
Calvin & Hobbs always crack me up! Your jungle mug rug immediately made me smile - so cute. And that scrappy leaf study - wow, wow, wow! With lots of thread "painting" and beads it will be stunning.
It's so fun to see your creative endeavors. That Zentangle quilting technique is intriguing. Looks great on your square piece!
Wow! Creativity abounds at your house! So many beautiful projects. I love your little mug rug. The green "started with squares" is amazing. I am blown away by that one. You and Joy and Messy May had a great month!! We had heat some, but now cooler again next week. Good thing, our granddaughter and her kids are visiting from Florida and Miss B wants to back cupcakes. Of course, I will oblige! <3!!
So many wonderful creative views. I can tell you love to quilt because these pieces are just amazing. I particulary love the leaf piece you made. It's beautiful but also inspiring. I can't wait to have a place to sew again soon. Creativity is contagious and you've inspired me today. Happy rest of the long weekend. Give Milo a pat for me. Hugs-Erika
Fun quilted twisted square, you did great with it. I love your table scraps challenge piece, so pretty and creative. Beautiful threads and beads are a great idea to embellish it ;)
Thank you for sharing your art, and linking up!
Love your post! So much creativity, and the leave quilt is fabulous with the hand stitched leaf. The beads are perfect for the quilt.
Your twinkler blocks are wonderful!
Love the mug rug. It's FUN! Thanks for explaining how you did the Zentangle quilting too. I think that would be a cool way to quilt a small project. Love the Twinkler blocks. The fussy cut centers was a great idea!
Super cool zen stitched mini for the May 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge Link Party, LeeAnna!! Best of luck on figuring out how to assemble the crocus piece. LOVE that big leafy banner and I'm really looking forward to seeing all the details you will add!
Hi LeeAnna, I really love your Leaf Study. It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun to embellish! Take care.
The mug rug is cute, but looking at the quilting sorta made me dizzy. I can see why you said it was tedious. The scrap quilt is awesome. I love all the color, and the texture you've managed to put in. With all those different sized pieces, can see why you said like fitting a puzzle pieces together.
Your table scraps project is very cool. You're right, Improv really is like a puzzle. Your portraits are really fun!
great green projects to finish up May!
That Leaf Study piece is lovely! With quilting and beading, it'll be over the top! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.
You do have a lot going on. Love the leaf study and all the twinkler blocks.
Your star twinkler blocks look fantastic. Love the center of your green block! Your art quilt with green leaves is so creative! Love the embellishments!
Ohh what cool quilting on that mug rug!!!
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