flippytale's STASHbusting (works in progress)

I am an artist, so I've started a lot of "good ideas" that have turned out to not be that at all. Some are still good, but I lost momentum by either getting bored with the work or distracted by a new more exciting idea. All of that is okay, but now so many of my UFOs are taking up space. It is time to clear the playing field.... (or be buried under a pile of partially sewn fabric)

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Storm at Sea Challenge Quilt

STORM AT SEA CHALLENGE - For for our guild challenge that requires using the "Storm at Sea" block and the theme "Blooms & Birds". Deadline: March 27th, 2007 (Actural journal about this quilt is on my regular blog)

I got the idea to make the block the same size of the quilt. The flowers were modified from Ruth McDowell's book "Pieced Flowers" to fit my block sizes.

August 2007
My quilt was shown in Nashville as part of our guild group challenge.
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3/26/2007
Some Technical Notes:
PS, I didn't actually stitch through the tissue paper, I used it to "trace it to memory" a few times before I stitched the real thing. I also had a practice piece that I do a few warm ups on before I got started each time.

Upper Left is an overall sketch, Upper Right is the nub I would practice sewing on, Below are the tissue drawings of how I wanted to quilt.
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3/23/2006
Final Push:
The only parts left on my Quilt are

-Quilt the Corner Blocks
-Quilt the Cosmos Blocks
-Quilt the Daylily Blocks
-Quilt the Center Rose
-Embellish above with some clear and gold beads in the centers
-Sew sleave on
-Print & Sew on Label

some sketches of my quilting ideas:


3/21/2007
Stipple quilted the background areas, only the blocks of flowers left to do. Sewed on the binding and just moments ago put my final stitch in on that.

Binding Making Progress:
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Free-motion Quilting in background:
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Only part to quilt are the flowers:
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3/12-3/15
I ripped out stitches from the center so that I could add the center corner blocks. Once it was reassembled I added the two outer sides, I discovered I had sewn the to outside panels on upside down! Bleah!!!


I sewed the two side panels on correctly it was worth the effort. I began sketches of quilting strategy, make the sandwich and get started with the final leg
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2/10-
Almost done, but I don't like how big the blue corners are in the center, love how the outside corners came out. Means some stich ripping (un-sewing) if I change the center. In the mean time I pinned what might work on the right side of the center. Better with less light blue, I think, but even better after a late lunch.
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12/13/06-
I drafted the left and right sides to look like Day Lilies, the top and bottom are Cosmos, and the center is a Rose. All of these flowers were modified from Ruth McDowell's book "Pieced Flowers" to fit my design. So, does that still make that my design, I guess that the overall is, but maybe not the details.

Not sure what I will do in the corners yet. Would like to put a hummingbird in there somewhere too. I am using colors from my scrap bag to piece the backgrounds of the flowers!
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This is what the overall block looks like....
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Some of my patterns and Work in Progress...

Cut pieces layed out, ready to be sewn together (I think is the best part)
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Cutting fabric with Freezer Paper pattern
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Adobe Illustrator sketch
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Printout, trased onto freezer paper, colored, some lines are modified
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The Center Rose before I cut it to fit my Design
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Started November, 2006

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3 Comments:

Blogger The Calico Cat said...

How cool! That is so "Major" quilt show worthy!

4:10 PM  
Blogger KCQuilter said...

Oooh, love your works-in-progress! Looks spectacular. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yep, all the quilts around her are "kitty-approved" too!!!!

3:45 AM  
Blogger Libby said...

I love to see the progression of this - and it looks AMAZING! Thanks for sharing...

7:37 PM  

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