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Colour My World Black

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This month's colour was quite the challenge...at least, I thought so. The low expectations are probably why I'm so happy with the result. ;)

For the black challenge, I thought I'd use solid black fabric and focus on texture. I decided to try two new-to-me techniques for adding texture -- trapunto and fabric folding.


On Wednesday, I showed you my progress on the trapunto. This motif is called Biotribe Logo 1 from Alex Sherman's Contemporary Celtic Motifs book and CD. I really wanted to do a circular celtic knot, but I thought it was probably too complex for my second try at trapunto (the first unsuccessful attempt was on the dots on the red challenge). Wednesday's photo still has the water soluble thread and white clover pen marks. The trapunto technique I used this time is the one taught by Phillipa Naylor on The Quilt Show, when it was free a couple of weekends ago. It worked a LOT better this time.

I saw also saw the fabric folding technique from Rami Kim on The …

Works in Progress Wednesday - March 29, 2012

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Back to winter around here! It didn't feel like I got much accomplished this week, but when I was doing up my WIP report, I found it was still pretty good. Yay!

New Projects: None
Completed Projects: 
Wee Spy Quilt - For my friend's new baby. I also made a coordinating bag to carry it in.




Current Projects: Modern Jelly Roll 1600 - No progress because I'd run out of black for the backing. I stocked up at the Fabricland sale so I'm hoping to work on this quilt this week. 
Cream and black modern minis - No progress, but now I have basting spray so we're good to go.

Colour My World Black- The fabric folding worked! The trapunto worked! I'm almost done this month's challenge...and it was a challenge! Here are a couple of bad photos of the challenge in progress. For those involved in the Colour My World challenge, the linky party for Colour My World Black will go up on Friday. I can't wait to see what you did with this tough colour!











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Tagged - I'm it!

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I've been tagged twice this week and not by my kids! Once was by the magnificent Marjorie and once by the loveable Lucy.

Since this is a pretty text heavy post, I thought I'd pop in a photo of the progress on my scrappy Chop Suey quilt. Most of the blocks are up on the design board and I must say it's looking like quite a mess at the moment. I'll be adding more light squares to the middle and dark squares around the edge. I'm hoping that will help. Any other ideas?

So here are my answers to Marjorie and Lucy's fun questions.

From Marjorie:

1. What got you started sewing/quilting? 
I made my bed in university and decided that I should make a quilt to go on the bed.

2. How long have you been crafting? 
All my life. My poor family received so many odd crafts from me over the years as Christmas gifts. They love me. :)

3. Where did you travel to this year?
Nova Scotia, Canada

4. What is your favorite foreign food?
Hmm, probably butter chicken. Yum!

5. Have you ever been …

What the FMQAYGQAL? Part 4

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It was a bit of a rough weekend here (stomach bug/food poisoning which reinjured my back) so I don't have a Modern Block today. I did, however, finish the next three blocks of the FMQAL with Quokka Quilts before I got sick so I'll share those with you instead.

Rose: I'm very pleased with how this one turned out. I did a lot of roses in my Tangled Garden quilt so I'm pretty familiar with this design. I decided to continue the leaves all the way out though instead of adding a third element. I know, I'm such a rebel, but I like the look of the rose in a bunch of leaves.
McTavishing: I'm pretty happy with how this turned out too, especially since the McTavishing movement still feels so odd to me. I also love that the photo of the back doesn't show that there are some little spaces between some of the stitching that it supposed to travel right over another line. I think that will resolve itself when the quilt is washed. 
Spiral Tree: I really love this design! I ad…

Giveaway Winner

Thanks all for entering my St. Patrick's Day Blog Hop Giveaway organized by the wonderful Michele @ the Quilting Gallery. It was definitely a highlight of my week to read your responses and hear how you had fun in the last week. Quilters sure know how to have a good time! :)

Without further ado, the winner of the batik fabric from Digby, Nova Scotia is Miss Lucy!

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Lucy @ Charm About YouMar 16, 2012 06:43 PM