Saturday, 6 February 2010

Pebbles.

Hi. I've been doing bits and pieces of various projects lately and have only managed to finish one item so far this year. I really want to finish my wonky log cabin quilt which I'm in the process of quilting but it seems to be taking ages. I've decided to try and do at least an hour a day until it's done (starting from tomorrow).

The piece of work that I finished is part of a project which my sewing group have started. There are 7 of us, we have chosen 7 colours, we have each dyed 7 pieces of cotton which are all 7" square, we will then all produce a piece of work using the same technique and subject. They will then all be displayed together as one piece of work. Not sure if that is clear but it should all make sense eventually.
I dyed my fabric purple and started with this colour first. The first subject we chose were pebbles and the technique was machine embroidery. This is what I came up with.



It was very interesting to see what different interpretations we came up with.
We have now swapped colours and the next subject is water using sheers and metallics. My colour is yellow.
That should be fun!
Bye for now, Maria



11 comments:

Stephanie said...

Vivid and the quilting is fantastic.

Rachel said...

It's beautiful Maria! Love your new banner too.
Rachel x

Crafty Cripple said...

The project sounds really interesting and I love what you have done with the purple. I look forward to seeing the yellow.

Amanda said...

What a stunning piece of quilting. I know I'm always being told it's down to practice, but I so wish I could control my machine well enough to produce something like that.

Sarah said...

OH MY GOSH That pebbles is SENSATIONAL - I OVE it. Looks totally professional.

Yes I really like your new banner as well : o )

Simone de Klerk said...

Very pretty and creative, Maria! Look forward to your yellow block.

Sal said...

That is gorgeous and so very effective!
Sal ;-)

Linda said...

That is so pretty Maria, hmm a bit of quilting envy from this end:))

Melanie said...

That looks so pretty and unusual Maria. Well done!

silverpebble said...

This is absolutely exquisite. I have a passion for pebbles anyway, but interpreted with quilting and fabric like this they are gorgeous x

Cynthia L. said...

The quilting is amazing! Love your color choices!