Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Flights of Fancy

Project Quilting Season 2 has started!

The first challenge rules said:
- use at least one 6" square each of red, blue, and yellow
- all of the that fabric needed to be on the front of the quilt
- cuts were allowed to make no more than 4 pieces
- any other fabrics or materials could be added

I decided I wanted to use ONLY those three squares.  I cut lots of paper squares trying to figure out how to use the rest of the fabric after the balloons were cut.   Cutting the balloons left a funny curved piece with sharp corners that was the biggest challenge. 

After playing around I finally discover that cutting the triangle off left a piece that could be folded so the long edges met and it looked (sort of) like a kite. Adding embroidery floss tails completed the look.

The triangle became an airplane.  And the little triangle from the bottom of the balloon became the propeller or nose of the plane.

The balloons were quilted with a layer of batting, then another layer of batting was added before they were appliqued to the background.  The baskets are open at the top and made of tea-dyed burlap.

The quilting is lots of puffy clouds.

What flight would you fancy?


Anonymous said...

I love it. Great use of materials. I love the burlap for the basket. That texture is what makes this piece fun!

Karen said...

You did a great job with this project. looking forward to this weeks episode of "The Krafter Show."

Anonymous said...

I love it. I just wish Payton was younger so I could buy it or him.