There is snow falling once again in Calgary, and the temperature has dropped to -12 from -4 in the past few hours. It is supposed to be -18 by the time we leave work today with a wind chill factor of -27. That’s to get us in the spirit!
Most of the presents are bought, still to be wrapped, the tree is up, the lights are twinkling … and I am trying to be productive and finish some of my pieces for the challenge, as the due date is fast approaching – February!
So below is a photo of a piece I finally finished. If you have been following my blog (and apologies for not blogging as much as I should), you would recognize it, as this piece – still unnamed – sat pinned on my design wall for a while. But … finally I decided what I wanted to do with it and here it is, in all its glory!
This was an odd piece that I made; thus, I never paid too much attention when I was putting it together. As a result, it’s an odd measurement; I am not sure if I will be able to have it mounted. But regardless, I am quite happy with it. Below is a detail showing the vintage Chinese sequins that I sewed on.
The next piece is done – still unnamed – but finished finally. Long hours putting all those french knots in. And then I added some silver beads to make it sparkle a bit. What do you think? The footsteps were done with screen printing using a metallic fabric paint.
You can’t really tell that there’s writing on the top right corner unless you get close to it. It was achieved by adding a few layers of printed organza. I like the effect it gives, very subtle.
Well, this is it for today. I didn’t want you to think I had forgotten you … it’s just been a busy season. I have a few more projects on my mind and I still have one or two more pieces to do for the challenge. The biggest one being a 36″ x 36″ (although I think I will start on the one I want to make which is 24″ x 48″). I will keep you posted on the progress of those two, plus a smaller one I started on Sunday at 14″ x 14″ (to be trimmed to 12″ x 12″ possibly).
I will blog before Christmas, but in the meantime, I wish you all a few good days leading into it. Enjoy!
And keep quilting!