Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Victoria's Challenge fabric - from New York to bonny Scotland!










Here we go!! I loved the challenge fabric , so cut a big square from it, retaining the roses. I had 2 fat quarters of zingy Michael Miller fabrics that I've been waiting for the right moment for....here cometh the HOUR . I auditioned many fabrics and shapes but loved the idea of the roses being the centre of a star.



Next I cut up lots of stripey shirt pieces to 'make' some lights to form a star and used very dark striped black and green to form the points....OH NO!! TOO dark



So i softened the points with made fabric from the photo below....


I added tarten to the left-over scraps of the challenge fabric
Now that's more pleasing to the eye. And YES if the Quilt Police are watching...it is a Wonky Star...a very wonky star


Next I added the second of the Michael Miller fabrics as a border together with random squares inserted of the first one and added some fussy cut cornerstones edged in the tarten. You'll note I'm constantly trying to get a couple of my favourite fabrics of the moment in...but it wasn't to be



102_1164 by julie wyerLastly, a bit more chequered shirt 'upcycled' fabric - emphasising the points of the star, with a little whimsical change of colour in the bottom right corner -  and a border of a red/blue cotton just waiting for a day like today.

I think that I'll put a scrappy light binding around it, with a hint of an inch of black here and there. But I've LOVED doing this ..THANK YOU Victoria, I love a challenge and this will make a great Linus Quilt for a little star child out there. Put together with love, with a 12" square from New York and pieced with the bonniest of scottish tarten!!


102_1164, a photo by julie wyer on Flickr.

9 comments:

Sewing In CT said...

Julie - that is lovely! It makes me want to get back to work on mine. Thank you for the inspiration.

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Julie, It's so pretty! it's homey, snugly and just the right bit of clever! That would be a keeper to me! Someone will be so lucky to have this one! Thank you for sharing your process!!!

Chris said...

Bonny indeed! So lovely - it looks fresh and new, and also cozy and well-loved too. Nicely done!

Elaine M said...

Love what you did. Clever how you repeated the star points in the corner blocks. Very inviting!

sheila 77 said...

A lovely quilt, Julie and thanks for letting us in on the process of making it. The tartan is just perfect with the challenge fabric.

Terry said...

Love that we all have a common thread (challenge) and our end results are all so unique. Deffinately a "blankie" Hooray!

Nifty Quilts said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!

Mimi said...

I think you are all bonnie good sports... the more I see this fabric, the more I think it is just ugly.... you think that might be why she did not ask me to play?? LOL

electricdunce said...

What a fabulous quilt, the star is just so zippy. What a treat to view this gem....

Karin