Saturday, March 18, 2017

Project Quilting 8.6: Turn! Turn! Turn!

A Time to Sketch!
Project Quilting Season 8 is rapidly coming to a close.  This season's final challenge theme is "Time is Up."  How appropriate given this this week coincides wtih daylight savings, end of this season's series of challenges and I was away teaching for the first half of the week.  Luckily, our guild's quilting retreat is also this weekend meaning 3 days of uninterrupted quilting time!!!

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
To help hold all the fused elements into place, I doodled a dense all over fill combining some spirals/gears with a zig zag meander.
A Time to Quilt!
And here is my finished entry!  Online voting will begin Sunday, March 19th after 12 noon pst.  Be sure to vote for your favorites!  Hint-hint:  Mine is #83.
A Time to Finish:  Turn!  Turn!  Turn!, Finishes 20" x 18"
I had such a fun time participating in this season's Project Quilting challenges!  Six fun challenge themes yielding six fun & finished quilts!!  Many thanks to Kim & Trisha for all their behind the scenes work!  And special thanks to all the other Project Quilting Participants for all their camaraderie and creativity!!
Time for 6 New Quilts!!
And now it is turn for me to get back to enjoying my view of the Pacific Ocean!!
Time to Stroll Along the Beach!

14 comments:

  1. This is absolutely fantastic! The background looks awesome, and the design is so "out of the box" and clever. I want that piece :-)

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    1. Thank you KB...I had a lot of fun translating my vision of a deconstructed clock into fabric and quilting! I am pretty excited by the finished piece!

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  2. Fantastic! I love reading about everyone's processes for their creations!

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    1. Thank you Kimberly! I too love reading about everyone's inspiration and process!

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  3. Your design is so effective. The semi circles balance each other and the arrows create movement through the piece. Thanks for sharing your though processes.

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    1. Thanks Laura...the design certainly evolved as I free-hand cut out the different elements and lots of fussing/playing around with placement of the components. But I am really pleased with the finished composition!

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  4. Cute, cute quilt. Very clever. Go walk, that's beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Carla...I definitely treated myself to a walk along the beach after finishing my entry!!

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  5. I love your quilt. The quilting is wonderful, the whole design just perfect. Great work.

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    1. Thank you Cherie--As you can see, I had a lot of fun creating this piece and very pleased with the finished design!!

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  6. fantastic! I love your work! You always blow my mind!

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    1. Awww...thank you Kim. These challenges really push me to try new designs and techniques...to create some really fun quilts. Thank you!!

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    1. Thanks Zainab! I really enjoy quilt challenges!

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