Sunday, March 23, 2008

Spring Challenge

Each year our guild has a spring challenge. The winner of the previous year has to do the next year. I won last year's challenge, so I am in charge of this years.

Well, since this is our guild's 21st year, my challenge was to make a quilt at least 21" square, and using the challenge fabric on the front, and you must include 21 textures. they could be a combination of visual and tactile textures, but not all one or the other.

Well, in preparation, a few months back I did a lecture and demo on textures to get the ball rolling and those creative juices flowing. So, I thought the award ribbons should be full of texture too. So this is what I made.

The gray print fabric is the challenge fabric that they all had to use in some way. I fused 2 layers together and cut out my "starfish" . I also did the same with a red, blue and yellow fabric. I off set them, and used felt for the circles (pinked the edges) and put a smaller circle of fun foam underneath to give it body. sewed the nautilus shell button on and then cut felt streamers and yarns, stitched the felt circle, streamers, Angelina fibers and the 2 offset starfish together. Then I put a good amount of "jewel glue" around the felt circles and sprinkled in coordinating beads. After the glued beads dried, I hand sewed a broach pin to the back.

Pretty cute ribbons, even if I do say so myself!

The luncheon and show is this coming Friday. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they all came up with!
Happy Easter!


  1. OMG! Those ribbons are so unique looking!! I love them!!

  2. Cool!!

    You always go above and beyond!

  3. i love the ribbons!

  4. Deb what fun. Oh I do hope you'll take photos at the show ... I would love to see the projects.

  5. Love, love, love the ribbons!


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