Saturday, June 07, 2008

Photos of recent work

Here are the photos from the projects I mentioned yesterday. This first photo is a faux log cabin from our quilters' day out session in May. We were all supposed to bring one jelly roll pack and were provided the pattern. I wanted to use a different layout-one that looked more like a log cabin-but I didn't have enough contrast for the layout I wanted so I ended up with this layout. Once I quilt this, I'll probably donate this to one of our guild's charity projects.

This table runner is the first of two I made while getting my precise piecing lesson from Karen. I finished the quilting after taking the photo and now need to finish the binding.

This sunflower wallhanging caused me a great deal of angst. This is the project started when 9 or 10 of us took a lesson from Judy Heyward up in Karen's studio. I wrote about the class here where you can also see a photo of what the original pattern looked like. I didn't want to make my project exactly like the pattern, but wasn't having much luck in making a composition I liked. I finally ended up with this design and while I don't love it, I don't hate it like I did an earlier version. The fabric for the inside of the sunflower and the brown border at the top and the left was made by weaving together thin strips of 3 fabrics. It was a lot of work for not much effect.

Finally here is my version of the origami bag which one of my fellow Ducks demoed for us last week. I put my handles too close to the edge. The bag starts out as a square and is folded in such a way to make some small pockets inside before stitching. This one measures about 14" x 16".

As always, click on the photos for a larger view.


Judy Heyward said...

Corky, your sunflower certainly is different. I love it. I know that you think the weaving wasn't worth it for the effect but it certainly was worth it for the experience of trying. And I think it added to the texture of the piece.

KK said...

I am SO PROUD of my student!!