Sunday, February 05, 2017

Project Quilting, Challenge 3

The third challenge done for Project Quilting over at Persimmon Dreams. As usual, I'm queen of the last minute. The theme for this challenge was "texture."

My inspiration was my kitchen floor. It's brick, and despite what an amazing pain it is - it's impossible to keep clean - it has texture out the wazoo.

My original thought was to do a full-size quilt, but the tension on the featherweight went all kablooey. I finally realized I did have another machine I could use. I finished this in basically one day. Finished size is 17 x 32, so a nice tablerunner or wallhanging.

I used some batiks that are AWESOME for texture, but it still needed something. My alumni association president had suggested that I might donate a quilt for our upcoming silent auction, and since one of the University's symbols is the ginkgo, I added the leaves.

 Ginkgo leaves have AMAZING texture - and they're fun to quilt!! 


Elysa MacLellan said...

This W alum approves! Really, really lovely AND fun.

Trish Frankland said...

Oh! I love the added leaves - ginko are one of my favorites. Great work!

Gina said...

Stunning. I love the addition of the Ginko

PersimonDreams said...

this is wonderful! I love ginko leaves! great job!