Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Color Palette Challenge - July

This month's color palette was chosen by Vicki Welsh at Field Trips in Fiber.

Please don't laugh at me this month (.....OK, go ahead). I don't know what it was.  Maybe it was that I really liked the colors or maybe I have been in a wishy washy mood. But I tried 4 (yes, four) project attempts with these colors. I don't know what happened, but nothing was really working for me.

I stared at my stash - nothing.
I went back through my stash - nothing.
I went on several occasions to the fabric store with my mom, my cousin, and my sister - nothing.

I bought a fabric remnant that I thought may kinda work and was pleased with the result. I know the color choices don't all match exactly, so I will say that my piece was inspired by the challenge colors. The finished piece is 32 x 30 and is hand quilted.


I really liked the graphics on this comic book fabric which I think appeals to my inner geek/nerd. (I wonder if they make Star Trek fabric...)   

The plan was to applique the words "BAM" and "POW" on the piece.   I searched for a bit to find the fonts for these words and had cut out the applique.  But then, I thought that I liked the piece the way it is.   I hand stitched straight lines every one inch apart.  It almost feels to me like a cheat because the mini is a whole cloth and not pieced, but I do like the result.  I may applique "POW" on it later, but for now it will hang in my sewing area.

Please check out the other challenge projects at Patchwork Times.

4 comments:

  1. arent challenges fun? looks great

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  2. This little quilt rocks. I think you did a great job with the color challenge!

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  3. I think your piece is a lot of fun and "inspired by" is a perfectly acceptable response. The whole idea it to get you thinking and that's what it did. Well done!

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