Sunday, June 13, 2010

Project Quilting - Season One - Challenge Three

Wow! This project was right up my crafty alley! 
This challenge, the directions were: 1. The front, back, borders, binding and embellishments should all be made from materials that have had a previous life as something else.
2. You may use new thread and batting.
3. Your project should include at least 3 different materials used as embellishments.



 I started with two pillow cases..one white and a flowered one. I then quilted the white case starting at the top with blue threads and then fading down to the bottom with green threads. I then used an old green button down shirt for all the greenery and the binding on the peice.I then cut up the flowered pillow case and thread painted them to the quilt. The embellishments I added were the buttons from the shirt, flower beads from a kids necklace, barrettes that my neices were too old to wear and flowers from an artifcial flower arrangement.(btw...you can't really see the shirt buttons as they are under the flower beads. I just used them to make the flower beads 'pop') The butterfly trail of beads are from a big bag of sparklies I got from the thrift store a while back. Everything I used was from stashes I already had which had been purshased from the thrift store..... Including the thread! So that means I recycled stuff that had already been recycled!

Aprox. cost for all supplies was about $2.00.

Quilt measures 24" x 18".

Oh, and one more thing. I know some people might turn up their noses at my thrifted supplies, but I love using recycled items in my crafts...it makes me feel so very green!



Head over to Kim's Crafty Apple and give me a vote. Thanks!


Update: June 19

Avg score from judges: 8.2...which was good enough for 3rd place...woohoo!

9 comments:

Kathleen said...

I knew you'd like this challenge. It really is so pretty. I like that you quilted blue fading to green - good idea. I love the way the flowers sway.

Duff said...

MOre lovely in person! My vote has been cast...

kwiltmakr said...

Oh my! What a pretty wall hanging. Nice that you got to use items you already had, I think it is great.

Sarah said...

Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

A whirly gig of color and thread frenzy……not unexpected, I voted.

Anonymous said...

Wow Karen, I love it! You continue to amaze me! Beautiful! Love, Mom

Rhyah - said...

I love this one!!! It turned out absolutely beautiful! :)

"Lois Grebowski" said...

WOW! That's really impressive Kathleen!

Kathleen said...

haha, thanks Lois! I wish I did it!