Sunday, January 13, 2013

Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 1

I didn't think I would finish the challenge this week. With Chad being sick and camped out in our living room, I couldn't even get into my sewing room until Saturday. But I set a goal of completing each challenge so I spent all day sewing.

I did take advantage of the time prior to starting to think out an idea. The challenge for this week was to create something with the square in a square block. There are two styles and I wanted to play with both of them. I did have other ideas that didn't pan out. One was to play with numbers... squares and square roots. The other was to use square as a slang and do a portrait of a "square" and frame him in a square. That one still makes me giggle but would take longer than a week to do.

Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 1

The fabrics used were all Kona cottons. I quilted it with denim and gray threads. I tried again to machine stitch the binding and finally have decided I don't like it. Time was a factor here but from now on, I will make the time to hand stitch it down. I also do not like the batting I used. It's some that I got on sale and will not buy again. Of course, I will use up what I have and know to have a lint roller on hand.

Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 1 Detail

Just look at the crispness of piecing on this star! I overestimated the size of the corner triangles so I could trim down and I'm glad I did. The piecing on the buildings is intentionally a bit wonky.

Interested in taking on some challenges? Come over to Kim's blog at Persimon Dreams. The next challenge is posted January 20th!

1 comment:

Cindy Sharp said...

Nicely done.

I hope Chad is feeling much better.