Saturday, August 10, 2013

A finish and a challenge

Today I will reveal my finished triangle quilt that I named Summer Fun! Back in July I showed you the top before the borders. It is now completely finished. YAY!
The white borders are also triangles and half is hard 
to see in this picture.
I built this quilt around the multi colored staggered line fabric ~ Boho by Urban Chiks, added Dots to Dots by Patrick Loose in orange, red, green, blue, and gray, then added the geometric shapes from my stash and several Kona solids. 
Here you can see the border along the bottom better. 
This quilt finishes at 68" x 81". A nice size for a picnic quilt for my nephew, his girlfriend and daughter. Hope they like it...I will delivery it later today.
The quilting is called honeycomb quilting which basically is a long, large zigzag that I found on Amanda Jean's blog crazy mom quilts.
The backing is a red on red print, which I love, and the binding is scrappy from the fabrics used on the top.
Here is a close up of the quilting. Sorry the colors are so horribly washed out but it was a very sunny day. 

I also finished my August Rainbow Scrap Challenge block. August color is red! You can see a scrap from the backing of the triangle quilt on the upper right. Pretty!
I have been working on my hexagons too! Hopefully have progress pictures to show soon!

Monday, August 5, 2013

August Art Journal finished

Well, I got my August Art Journal finished...only a few days late! The pages were all sewn together on Friday but I needed to do the stamping and embellishment. We were headed out of town for the weekend so I knew it would have to wait until today.

Here is my finished journal for July.

And for August...
It is my interpretation of a big city skyline...none in particular but I did make one to resemble the Sears Willis Tower. Sorry but we still pronounce Willis as Sears!
I have wanted to try to use silhouettes and tried making a perspective of walking down the block. The button embellishments are foam buttons of a clock, journal page and a Chicago postage mark depicting a busy city. I'm pretty pleased with my page...a little different for me.
What do you think?