WORK IN PROGRESS--NAMELESS!! ANY IDEA'S!?? - THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS...I WAS INSPIRED BY THESE 3 PAPER MACHE LADIES THAT I HAVE IN MY FRONTROOM... I ENLARGED A PHOTO WITH AN OVERHEAD PROJECTOR....PAINTED SOME, APPLIQUED AND STILL WORKING.....THIS IS WILL BE A WALLHANGING.
ANY IDEAS ON A NAME???
Work In Progress b - The Pink Panda Used Ricky Tims' Stable stuff, xeroxed pattern, stitched with no thread around the design on the stable stuff, added batting and pinned to back of fabric. Used water soluble thread to sew the design, turned over and used rayon thread to free hand motion design on front and color in. Technique I learned from Ricky Tims video.
Work in Progress - My children have named this one for me, due to the fact that i have been working on it for over a year now. The current piece has new borders attached to it and my vision is to have a king sized quilt top by the time it is finally finished. Maybe within the next year this vision will be achieved. Wish me luck!
Work in progress - I am still working on this quilt and have no idea how to finish with the border... also have no clue when it will be finished. It`s all hand pieced with plastic hexagons inside. Anyone with any suggestions? :)
Words of wisdom - I made this table runner for our Catholic Daughter raffle. The squares were machine embroidered & then I used my imagination on the rest. I love bright colors. I included a bias black & white narrow border in each square.
Name of Maker: Melissa El-Assi and Mrs. Smith's First Grade Class
Words of Encouragement - My daughters have gone to school with a boy named Caleb and have had him in class the last three years. His Mom, Crystal, has been fighting cancer for all three of these years so we worked with the first grade class and made his mom a comfort quilt. She absolutely adores it and was very surprised by the class effort!!!
Woosy - I got really interested in op art and spent a lot of time looking a art from that period. I decided to try doing a quilt that would mimic some of the art. I used a really cheap black and white stripe to make the checks and sewed the vertical seams closer together and then farther apart to get the wavy illusion. I didn't know if I had achieved my aim until I finished the piecing and stepped back from the design wall to have a look. The border is a great retro print that sets it off. Everyone hates it but me. I used a pantograph to quilt it at first, but then I had to go back and stitch in the ditch to get the right effect.