Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Three Little Words Challenge

Three months ago, our Spring Chicks group decided to do a Three Little Words challenge. We all took little sheets of paper and wrote down 3 nouns, 3 colors and 3 themes. We each drew a slip of paper from each pile without looking and had to make a 16" x 20" quilt depicting our adaptation of these words. Here are the wonderful results:

 Jennifer's words were red, balloons and mosaic. Those balloons flying off in the sky were really a fun element.

Carolyn's words were Aquamarine, feather and summer. That's a feather fishing lure there--cute!

Doris's words were dark green, house and gardening. We didn't expect an out house in the woods! Too funny!!

Sherry's words were aubergine, grass and that special vacation. She used her embroidery machine to create the flowers she saw in Monet's garden on her 'special vacation' to Paris this spring.

Sandy's words were lime green, party and wildflowers. She'd just gone on a retreat with Mary Lou Wideman so her quilt was a riot of colors with the humorous words, "when wildflowers party".
Betsy's words were olive, fall and celebration. She loves sunflowers and this quilt depicts her joy of them for her fall birthday.

My words were aquamarine, the Queen of hearts and fireworks. I used a lot of Swarovski crystals for the fireworks witch may not show up too well in this photo. What a fun challenge! I want to do it again!!

Spring Chicks Reveal!

Jennifer                 Carolyn

Tonight our Spring Chicks quilt group had the reveal of the Sutter Hospital Breast Cancer Quilt Auction quilts we made. Several months ago, we exchanged 2 1/2" strips and could make any quilt we wanted with them. Here are the fabulous quilts what will be donated to the auction this week:

                                                                This one's mine



What a spectacular bunch of quilts, ladies. We should all be very proud of ourselves and honored to be able to give something to help Sutter Cancer Center raise funds for this great cause.


Sunday, August 7, 2011

On My Design Wall

I have a special event tomorrow night--my Spring Chicks quilting group is meeting to reveal our "3 Little Words" challenge. Each of us randomly chose a theme, a color and a noun,  from a bunch of them that we'd written on little scraps of paper. My 3 little words: Queen of Hearts, Turquoise and Fireworks. What would YOU have made with those words?

Each quilt is supposed to be 16" x 20" and I bet they'll all be spectacular. Mine turned out exactly as I'd planned and I'm so happy! This is my version of the Queen of Hearts on a turquoise background holding a firework with dozens of Swarovsky crystals decorating the piece.

The queen is made with fusible applique and each element
you see is an individually cut out piece placed on a black background then trimmed and placed on the white background.

Now I'm going to look at all the other wonderful projects
on Judy Laquidara's website for Design Wall Monday--
you should too!

P.S. Jennifer--you shouldn't be looking at this! Wait until
tomorrow night!