So. Pink. I'm not a big fan of pink, I must say. Too much of it as a kid probably. And yet I've known what I wanted to do with this colour for the Colour My World challenge for a couple of months now. I thought I might change my mind as this month progressed, but no. I picked pinks of different values from my stash, cut strips and wove them together on the batting.
I am trying to use fabrics from my stash so my choices are limited. The second attempt was not as successful as I'd hoped, but a closer to what I'd envisioned.
For the quilting, I decided to use this piece for July's 2012 Free Motion Quilting Challenge. This month was taught by Angela Walters of Quilting Is My Therapy. I thought the tiles complemented the checkerboard effect of the front although the quilting is hard to see from the front.
I have to say that quilting over the raw edges of the weave proved challenging at times. If I do this again, I'd probably do the weave on fusible batting and then iron it down to secure the strips better, instead of pin basting.
|View of the tiles from the back|
I also tried the meandering feather that Emma How of Sampaguita Quilts uses often and I'm starting to get the hang of it. Love this tile technique! It's a great way to break up large spaces into more manageable sections.
I used the variegated on the back and on the medium value section, with the light pink on the light area and the Blush Rose on the darker area. Love, love, love all of them!
Although I'm not enamoured with the final piece, this was an excellent learning experience.
|In The Pink - Front|
|In The Pink - Back|
Now that we've had an easy month (he he), it's time for a tougher challenge, right? August is white. Yikes! More on white in the next week.