Saturday, May 1, 2010

Project Quilting

I'm a HUGE fan of Project Runway, and recently a woman in my new quilting guild told me about this challenge called Project Quilting. I was so excited when I heard about it, I just had to jump into this week's challenge. The blog which is hosting the event is called Kim's Crafty Apple.

The inspiration for this weeks challenge was apple blossoms. Kim posted some pics her sister took on her blog to get us started. I used her pic (on the bottom) as well as the pic (on the top) for inspiration.

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge.

I decided to go the minimalist route. I started with a fat of dappled blue fabric and stippled it using a thin batting. I then tore strips of brown fabric and thread painted them to give the branches some texture. I used bias tape for the window frame and also thread painted for texture. The flowers are from my stash of silk flowers and are also made from fabric. I embellished the flowers with beads and buttons. All supplies came from my stash except for the bias tape.Total spent: $2.88. This quilt is aprox. 20 by 20 inches.This was a really fun project and I look forward to the next one! Go to Flicker to see some of the other entries. Starting Monday, you can go to Kim's site and vote for your favorite!


Ebony Love said...

Yay Karen!!! So glad that you entered this week! :) I love your entry, it's so pretty.

PersimonDreams said...

Yeah! This is fantastic! I'm so glad you participated in the challenge. You're entry is beautiful! Thanks so much for your support!

Anonymous said...

You are amazing!!


Cara said...

Way to go, Karen! Your Apple Blossom guilt is very pretty! Good job!

American Quilter's Society said...

This is simple and beautiful, we love it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog and keep up the great work!