Thursday, February 21, 2013

Project Quilting #4

  I really had to focus to get to this this week.  I hated to break my commitment to Project Quilting.    I  have taken on a lot of projects, so I decided to put a little practice into this one..
   Our challenge this week was to incorporate a star into our project...."Wish upon a star..."

    I created the background--night sky--- from blue strips that were sewn and cut apart and then resewn in a random fashion.  This idea is from a tutorial at Marcia's Crafty Sewing and Quilting





 The star is free hand drawn and stitched down with a trapunto effect---the easy part of this one!   I needed to practice the Sheer Ribbon Illusion for the challenge for SewCalGal, so a little thread painting followed.
   Instead of the "splat" pattern that I tried before, I went with the streamers.  I realize now that I did not put enough curve into them, just a few twists.   The curves help provide the illusion I think....and I like the "splat" effect a lot more.  



 
 
  

      Shine On is 15" by 25".
Now to get back on schedule.....happy stitching.

9 comments:

  1. Love your star, and it's quilting and background. Fun little project.
    Hugs

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  2. Great little project, and I love the streamers!

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  3. Wow - just lovely! All the techniques rolled into one project - super Project Quilting piece!

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  4. I think the ribbons look great! Very pretty little quilt, Debbie!

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  5. Your Wish Upon a Star & Shine On are beautiful. The streamers give it such an added touch. What a talented lady you are!

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  6. That looks great! I love that you're still practicing the thread painting, don't be too critical of yourself those streamers look good and add the perfect touch.

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  7. You can certainly tell a lot of work went into this and to be honest, it really draws you in ....love the ribbon hanging down.

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  8. Gorgeous quilt and I love the ribbon effect.

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