Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Color Palette Challenge - April

The inspiration piece for April's challenge was created by Vicki Welsh at Field Trips in Fiber.

I actually did not start on my project for a few days because I thought that this was an April Fools Day joke. The colors for this month's challenge were inspired by a moldy pie!

After pulling fabrics from my stash, I thought that all of the colors match nicely to my Flea Market Fancy (FMF) bundle.  But I had plans for the fabric.  So I thought about how I could use snippets from the fabrics in a piece and decided to use them as a frame.  Next was determining something to put in the frame.

I have been wanting to work on a project that features my dogs and thought about creating them in redwork or bluework.  Now, I had a plan.

First, I talked to my mom to see if she could embroider something drawn by me.  My mom sews by hand and creates beautiful redwork.  I actually have many of her blocks that need to be turned into quilts.

I wasn't quite sure how to transfer a design, but I found pictures with a strong outline.  I enlarged the pictures and printed them in black & white.

I traced the outline on a piece of white Kona and gave them to my mom to embroider in deep blue.  I left the snout area of my schnauzer blank and told my mom to create something because I wasn't sure how to draw that outline. 

I think I need to still work on a way to capture the schnauzer's bushy face!  I decided to work with the dalmatian.

My dalmatian reminds me of Mona Lisa.  Her name may be added later, if I can find where I put the blue embroidery thread.

I am really pleased with the result!  Its ready to hang in my mom's house.

Stop by Patchwork Times to check out the other entries in this month's challenge and view the color palette for May's challenge.

Lily's Quilts

Also, its the first of the month so I am linking up to the Small Blog Meet at Lily's Quilts. I always enjoy this meet up because I get a chance to discover new blogs.


  1. Your mini looks great - love the embroidery. I'm visiting via Lily's Quilts.

  2. What a sweet mini! I love the FMF border, and the embroidery is perfect. I'm also participating in the Small Blog Meet. Nice to "meet" you!

  3. Oh wow! You make such beautiful little lovelies. Internet high five!