|A Time to Sketch!|
As I was home packing and preparing for the retreat, I did a quick sketch and grabbed a variety of prints/solids, hoping to further tease out my design during the retreat weekend.
Once we arrived at the quilt retreat and I finished unloading everything, I got to work on my challenge entry.
First order of business was designing my background. I laid out my fabric palette and started cutting out 3" strips. I played around with the order as well as overlapped the strips to audition different widths. Strips were trimmed down and quickly pieced together. Then it was time to embellish with some fused applique!! I used that fun metallic circles fabric to free-hand cut out clock parts: gears and spiral doodads. Solid black fabrics were used to create elements of my clock face: minute marks, roman numerals and my clock hands (which I nearly forgot entirely!!). It took some time to layout all the elements into a pleasing composition, and a bit of fussing until I was ready to commit by fusing it all into place.
|Time To Choose Fabrics and Piece|
|A Time to Quilt!|
|A Time to Finish: Turn! Turn! Turn!, Finishes 20" x 18"|
|Time for 6 New Quilts!!|
|Time to Stroll Along the Beach!|