Saturday, March 24, 2018

3D Rainbow Flying Geese - Project Quilting

Two quilted postcards, curved and straight, 6" x 4" each, made by Pam Geisel for Project Quilting, Season 9, Challenge 6: SCRAPtastic, Mar. 2018 in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Challenge recap for "SCRAPtastic":

Your project must use a MINIMUM of twelve (12) fabrics, no matter how small the piece. You, of course, are welcome to use more than 12 if you wish.

So many ideas, so little time. For this project I got into my Project Quilting "Focus Through the Prism" Cherrywood fabrics, although that group only had seven fabrics so I added a light purple, a medium purple, a dark green, plus the red batik at the top and the black fabric to have 12 fabrics.


The "Flying Geese" started as 1" squares that were cut in half diagonally and then attached to the background by sewing them through the middle and leaving their points unattached, so they can curl up or whatever they want. I couched black yarn over the thread that sewed down the triangles.


I couldn't decide on an arrangement of the Flying Geese triangles and I had a whole extra set so I made two postcards.


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To read more about Project Quilting, go here.

To see other entries for this challenge, visit the SCRAPtastic challenge page.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Four Reversible Quilt Related Mug Rugs - Project Quilting

Four reversible quilt-related mug rugs, 10.5" x 8.25" each, made by Pam Geisel for Project Quilting, Season 9, Challenge 5: A Stitch in Time, Mar. 2018 in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Challenge recap for "A Stitch in Time":

Literally or figuratively interpret the idiom "a stitch in time saves nine"

So seven years ago I bought some little fabric panels with a print that had comfy arm chairs with quilts on them, plus the same quilt with all twelve blocks showing, but I didn't know what I was going to do with them. So for almost every Project Quilting challenge since then, I'd take the fabric out and look at it and see if the current challenge inspired me to use them. 

All of the quilt sides

All of the chair sides

Finally this week inspiration struck. The literal interpretation of "Stitch" (it's hard to see in these photos but there and some lines printed on them as if they were hand stitches).


What would these fabrics become? Mug rugs!

I quilted them (with no backing) then fused them together so the quilt on the back was the same as the quilt on the chair, then I bound them.

Stitch - what holds the quilts together. Time - I wish I had time to sit in that comfy chair and sew! Nine - one of the quilt patterns has a nine-patch variation.


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To read more about Project Quilting, go here.

To see other entries for this challenge, visit the A Stitch in Time challenge page.