Detail from "Rain Dance," an original quilt by Sherrie Spangler

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Challenge excitement

I painted a colorwash over Karen's challenge fabric
and topped it with an extra free-form strip block ...

1 + 2

... while practicing Rayna Gillman's free-form quilt technique

= 3

... and discovered that the painted fabric works in the practice quilt!
Can you find it in the lower left?

Now I have to get crackin' on the challenge quilt, using more of Karen's fabric and Rayna's free-form piecing technique. Our deadline is the end of the month! To see what others in the challenge are doing, head over to this post on Karen's site where she gives links for all of the participants: http://connectionsbykaren.blogspot.com/2012/01/challenge-fabric-quilt.html

I think the lavender linen pulls the prints together.
Back to the studio!

p.s. Thanks for all the comments yesterday. You still have a few days to get your name in the drawing for a free copy of "Creative Quilting with Beads." Go to yesterday's post if you're interested.

3 comments:

Judys Fiber Art said...

I like the way you have used the blue strips to unify all the random patterns. Amazing how that works.

Karen S Musgrave said...

I cannot wait to see what you do! I'm so excited! Hugs, Karen

Judi S said...

Sherrie, those lavender strips are genius!
Judi S