Stitch Along May 2014 Gallery
Won't you join me in another Stitch Along challenge? They are fun and don't take long, bonus too, you get to experiment and play with things or come up with new ideas for larger quilts. They don't take a lot of fabric either! We can display your quilts here on this page and you will find the Stitch Along rules here: Stitch Along Rules week 1.
Week One Gallery
Gin Keim sent her challenge piece in to be displayed and a few words to share her thoughts.
My Theme is Michael Miller’s Japanese Restaurant fabric. It is only 10 inches by 15 inches. I won it at quilt retreat a few years back and never used it. My compliment fabric is the darker blue. My element may be the sushi, but could be a number of different elements.
These are the fabrics I have chosen; they match the colors in the theme fabric. I cannot keep up this month due to other commitments, but I will try to play catch up when I can.
Jennifer Houlden sent a couple of photos in too. You can read about what she did on her blog post.
Here is my week 1 entry. You can read about what and why I selected this on my blog post.
Kay joined in too. She says "I recently picked up a $5 grab bag, determined no matter what May was, I would find a way to use it. So here's my element batik and some bright summer contrast. The yellow/orange is an hombre tonal."
Need the rules? then click here for week 2 rules >>
Jennifer sent her challenge piece along which you can read about on her blog.
And here is mine which you can read about it on my post.
Kay describes how she added her element: "When I layered my two backgrounds, I added a piece of freezer paper and cut them all to size. Then I cut and traced my clamshell from the freezer paper so I would have perfect placement on both fabrics."
Gin sent her challenge pieces along too - "I selected the plate with sushi. The backgrounds are both 8 x 8 inches. Because of the layers of wonder Under, it was a bit harder to get them lined up. I think I came close though."
Check out my week 3 block post. Here is the result:
Jennifer made a few changes, isn't this pretty cool? Read about it on her blog.
Jennifer continued on and couched a yarn along the fractures.
Kay tells us what happens while she constructs her blocks: "After forgetting about having the cuts intersect as well as NOT sewing 1/4" seams (lots of ripping since I sew both blocks completely together!) I pressed both onto thin cotton batting and used a decorative stitch on both sections."
Now let's read how Kay followed up: "
I added the detail stitching to make the clamshell more pronounced. Then I cut down the template and added two small clamshells to the sides diagonally. I echo quilted all three. Since I made this double sided using both blocks, I'm not sure how I want to do the hanging/binding... still deciding."
and a close up of the decorative stitch, detail stitch and echo quilting...
I made my blocks into cushions. You can read more about that on my recent blog post...
Gin Keim sent in her finished piece which she made into a pot holder. Really cute!
What's up for next month? Hope you'll join in!