|Escape 1: Warmer Climates|
I have finally finished the souvenir from Hawaii, which was our second destination. The flower on the bottom, designed by JoJo, is a plumeria, which is use to make a Lei.
|World Quilting Travel Adventure|
with JoJo Hall
|Added a beaded butterfly|
You can read all about the making of this project in my Catching up on World Quilting Travel Adventure post (see Featured Links at the end of the post).
In that post, I wasn't quite finished hand quilting the project. The butterfly in the picture is new. I just found a butterfly shape on the internet to guide the beading.
Since I like meandering, I am making a second (and hopefully a third) Escape art quilt. I'll be following the same idea for the background - a few pieces of fabric that will be sewn in an improvisational manner and then some quilting and embellishment.
Here is the second Escape art quilt.
|Escape 2: English Garden|
I found some interesting fabrics in my stash, including these beautiful linen pieces that my brother got me from Paris.
I also had a scarf that I wanted to add to the piece, but unlike the delicate silk scarf in Escape 1, this one was thick and rich. Part of the scarf is being draped at the top like a curtain while the fringe is at the bottom.
I also used fabric from a top whose fabric was too beautiful to get rid of. It's used in the triangles and flower on the right.
|Escape 2: English Garden still needs to be embellished|
I had a great time learning to make fabric flowers with Melanie Ham on YouTube. The stiffer linen flower is very different from the flower made with the fabric from the top. I'm still not sure how I'm going to embellish this piece. I'll finish it when I'm inspired. I also have some pink quartz pieces that should go well.
I've been working on the hexis to make the Canada souvenir - the northern lights or aurora borealis. Since I got into hexis and wanted to make more, I now have quite a few to choose from. Again, I want to incorporate these into a fibre art piece.
|Original placement for hexies|
|New placement for hexies|
My son kept looking at my design of hexies and didn't like it. So I challenged him to come up with something else. This is his placement. I really like it and am going to use it.
|Linking the hexies together using JoJo Hall's Technique|
I'm now linking the hexies together, using JoJo Hall's technique. Check out her tutorial video. The thread is invisible and she shows us how to even out the hexies. It truly is amazing, especially for someone like me, whose hexies are never the same size.
- To FMQ this colourful batik lap quilt for my brother (the one who got me fabric in Paris) - this is my OMG!
- To finish embellishing Escape 2: English Garden,
- To finish the Northern Lights hexies art quilt.
- To make the next block for the Growing Up QAL
|Batik Lap Quilt Top|
What I learned:
- I've been enjoying doing handwork. It`s nice to be able to work quietly outside of my quilting room.
- I am also enjoying working in a series - to use some of the same basic steps but in different ways.
- It was great doing FMQ on Escape 2 - it had been too long since the last time. I need to do more of this - I guess that's where the Batik Lap Quilt comes in!
- I'm really trying to keep the expectations to a minimum. Since none of these projects have any deadlines, the One Quilting Goal is just for fun!
- Catching up on World Quilting Travel Adventure (Jan 12, 2017)
- JoJo Hall's World Quilting Travel Adventure
- Travelers' Souvenirs - links to other World Quilting Travel Adventure participants' blogs
- How to: Make a Fast and easy Fabric Flower with Melanie Ham on YouTube
- One Monthly Goal - Link up for February
- Batik Lap Quilt Top - Quilting in the Bush (May 28, 2016)
Escape 1: Warmer Climates
11" x 16½"
Materials: cotton, silk scarf and thread, embroidery floss, beads.
Techniques: painted, FMQ, hand embroidered, beaded, hand quilted.
Linky Parties: Check out what everyone is doing at One Monthly Goals, Fabric Frenzy Friday, Can I get a Whoop Whoop? Finish or Not Friday, Off the Wall Friday, Needle & Thread Thursday, Midweek Makers, Free Motion Mavericks, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday,