I just thought this challenge the coolest! PRINT PUBLICATIONS - we had to chose at random and without peeking - a publication to use page #28. The only thing I get in my house is the weekly community flyer - and that only went to page 21. So I asked my SIL to grab any magazine she had sitting around and bring it down - without any hint as to what I needed it for.
Oh, I lucked out as page 28 had all this to chose inspiration from. I could have been trying to be inspired by hearing aids! I love the horse, but not inspired. The waterfall was interesting, but lacked color. So the flowering trees spoke - besides, I really crave SPRING!
So I pulled all the usual suspects that might work into a plan. Fabrics were easy. Just to narrow down all the play items and get to action.
I pieced my background and fused some branches - totally forgot to photo the three drawers of thread I pulled out next. Yes, three!
I used one layer of Quilter's Dream Select batting to quilt the back ground. Then I added a second layer of the same batt and did the branches. I hand quilted in the ditch across the plains - adding a lot of dimension and texture.
I made tiny pink flowers from baby rick-rack and sewed them with a bead attached in the center. Smaller blossoms are beads tied on with pink DMC floss. And bound with a mini border brown fabric to add to the 'tree' look. The hardest part of the project - threading my beading needle!
This is the back - using the same mini border fabric and some scrap 3.5" squares to set in the corners for a dowel hanger.
I look forward to see what publications others have used for inspiration and their resulting project.
You can see all the challenges and projects at PersimonDreams.
What a fun challenge! And your finished piece is awesome!
This is so Cool! A piece of art. Better than a picture.
That's beautiful Sharon.
Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your process.
I love this - really beautiful xc
Oh Sharon, I love that! The ric rac for the flowers is genius! I also worried about getting an uninspiring page for my project, but like you, I got a good one that makes me think spring. I'll be finishing mine up today. I agree that this was a great challenge!
You really nailed this one I think!! I love the unexpected use of rick rack and beads for the flowers. Fabulous challenge.
That is such a lovely little quilt! It makes me want spring.
Awesome Sharon , you really captured the original photo. Neat challenge , I think I would enjoy doing that.
What a fun challenge! You did a marvelous job!! Wow!
That is such a fun idea for a challenge, it turned out so pretty, just a little touch of spring.
What a cool idea for a challenge. The tree branch turned out so pretty. Great job!!
Oh WOW!! I love that!!!
Sharon, your creativity just blew me away! Love how you jumped into this challenge and created such a beautiful little quilt. Wonderful!
What an adorable mini and so crying out 'here comes spring'. Great interpretation of the challenge.
You need a wonderful job on this challenge, it looks great.
Such a fun challenge! I love what you did with it :-) So springy!
You're creative lady...beautiful work!
My first thought is - that would be a difficult challenge! But, you sure did turn it into something quite wonderful. =)
How fun! You are very creative Sharon.
I love your challenge and voted for you ... very creative. Judy C
Beautiful piece Sharon!
This is really pretty Sharon. I love blossoms! Ours bloom in August here in South Australia and my daughter was born on August 17th so we have lots of photos of her with the blossoms.
What a lovely mini quilt! Great job, Sharon!
Great interpretation, I love it!
Wow, Sharon!! Your quilt is amazing!! And I love all the tiny detail!! You were truly insired!! What a fun, fun challenge - on my way over to PersimonDreams to see how others were inspired!! Thanks for sharing this great piece!!
Really, really nice Sharon.
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