This was a fun challenge- grab a magazine, or a catalog, or any print publication and turn to page 28. Find something on that page to be the inspiration for your design.
Of course, it is tempting to sneak a peak at page 28 and then choose- but that is not cool!
I had three publications that I pulled from a stack, Coastal Living, Art Journaling and Where Women Create.
All great magazines- how could I go wrong?
I mixed them up in a pile, no peeking! and grabbed one.
Where Women Create, Autumn 2011. Cool.
Now onto page 28- awesome! I remember reading this page and loving the chandelier! I think Heather Bailey is a lucky girl to have this! I love it!
Now what to do?
I was really hoping that for once, I would start this earlier in the week, but that would just not be my style.
So, I spent the week house hunting. And occasionally thinking about the project. Finally it was Friday night and I was nowhere. Burned out from house hunting- FYI. real estate around here is flying off the shelves and you see a house and two seconds later, it is under contract! Craziness! Creates this heightened sense of urgency and anxiety.
Anyway, back to Project Quilting! So I showed dear hubbie my very tentative ideas, he made a suggestion and viola! An great idea started to form.
Saturday am- more house hunting, in the snow! It was wet and heavy snow but the roads weren't too bad. And we did not get the 8-14" that were predicted so that helped.
A bin of scraps.
Sewing scraps. A little hand drawing, fusible, machine stitching, quilting....
|Spring on a Shelf|
I had decided to use both elements that I liked in the picture- the swirls of the green chandelier and that shelf of fabric that just looked so pretty and spring-y.
I repeated the flower in the quilting in the upper arch of the shelf.
FYI- I quilted with Aurifil thread- 50 wt white and a really pretty yellow.
Lucky that I had them in my stash! Lovely thread.
Yea! I managed to squeak this one out. Happy girl. Loving how bright and happy this little quilt looks.
And if you get a chance to pop over to the Project Quilting Flickr pool- there are some truly amazing quilts over there! Check it out!
Have a great week everyone!