Monday, February 13, 2012

Design Wall Monday 2-13-12

Art-rageous Quilters presented a challenge last March - create a quilted wall hanging 12 x 30 inches with the theme "A Walk Through My Garden". There was a specific green batik fabric that had to be used in some way in the piece. The only other "rule" is that it has to be faced instead of using traditional binding. So, it's due March 3 and I'm still working on it! My garden is actually my backyard that backs down to a creek; it's not a landscaped area but is instead an area I just try to keep under control. The front part by the house, I've done some clearing and planting and have tried to create a whimsical feel to it. So, this is my representation of "A Walk Through My Garden" - the lights are supposed to be fireflies. Progress, but not finished yet. I'm still pondering the best way to add the lights.

Several weeks ago for a Design Wall Monday posting I talked about a crayon batik dying project my friends, Lori & Ruth, and I were going to attempt. Hmmm ... not quite the result I was hoping for. But I'm going to finish it hoping it will improve as I keep working on it. We are going to attempt crayon batik dying again but are discussing ways to tweak the process. All that is left to do on this small piece is to quilt it and bind it. Will do that this week.

This has nothing to do with Design Wall Mondays but I did finish knitting a pair of sox AND I got my fabric stash organized. So here are the sox, and here is "fabric stash organizing" in photos: the first photo shows clear plastic tubs of fabric just tossed in, no order whatsoever. The second photo, I've sorted fabric by color, novelties, seasonal, solids, etc. And the third photo, the fabrics are packed back into the tubs but neatly and by color, and I even put all the little fabric crumbs in ziplok bags to match the larger fabrics. I enoy doing applique projects and those little fabric crumbs come in quite handy.

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  1. Wow! Your garden wall hanging is phenomenal. Love the idea of adding lights for fireflies. And the crayon batik is great, too. So creative!

  2. It's so nice to have your fabrics all organized, isn't it?