Sunday, March 23, 2014

Art Journal Update

Although I'm about a month behind, I am still working on my 365 Days Art Journals. I have finally finished recording on the February calendar and I finished my March calendar (before entries.) 
For March I went with a green Irish/shamrock theme. Here it is before entries. 
I had the background fabric in my stash from when I use to make banners for my garden. The kelly green squares are from a Kona swap. I am using a white stamp pad and marker for my entries. 

Life doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Slowly, I have been working on hand sewing my hexagon quilt and also piecing another small quilt top. Hopefully I will have some pictures soon. 
I hope to get back to blogging (and blog reading) on a little more regular basis. I miss seeing what everyone is working on and sharing with you. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014

So Excited to Share!

I haven't had a finished quilt in quite awhile! Just my pages in my Art Journal challenge and they are a bit behind too! Life has been busy! 
So I'm so excited to share my finished quilt from the 2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. I really love how this quilt turned out. 
The pattern is called Russian Rubix by April Rosenthal for Prairie Grass Patterns.  I just fell in love with this pattern. It was so fun to make. I'm kind of a math geek so I was intrigued by how April figure how to work this pattern. 

The 2013 Rainbow Scrap Challenge (see my side bar) only included 11 colors so I added 5 additional colors so the quilt finished with 16 different colored rings. 
I added 3" borders to frame the quilt and give it a bigger dimension. This quilt finished at approx. 48" square.
At first I debated making 2 of each color but changed my mind. I pieced the extra orange block on the back.
I love the scrappiness of this quilt. It is fun to look at all the different fabrics pieces and remember where they came from or were used before. The binding was also made with pieces from each color in the quilt.
Bonus ~ the backing is also from my stash!
I quilted each octagon with a pinwheel design using thread that matched the color of the ring. In the negative space, I FMQ part of a design I found online. I adjusted the design to fit the inside of each ring. The border was straight line quilted in 1/2" rows. Hope you like it!

I'm linking up at SEWjo!