Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Challenge two- triangulation

This week's challenge theme was "triangulation".
I call this one "New York Fish"
11"x 11"

I've been thinking about the upcoming addition to the family and, while there's no theme for the room, there is a color scheme. Blues and Grays. If there's no theme, I can make up one! I thought about where they are from and where they live. One is from Ohio and will probably incorporate an Ohio star (or two) in the final quilt, but The other is from New York and I thought about using the New York Beauty to represent her. I've never made one of those and so I thought I'd do a quick version to see how it plays out. This couple also has a home in Florida, so that turned my thoughts towards the Ocean. 
 So, I used fusible to put this together but I probably won't do it for the baby quilt. I did the most simple version of the NYB but might consider a bit more complex for the baby quilt. I used some fabric that I had in two colorways, dark blue and light blue. I'd probably find something less feminine for the baby. I also did the stitching in gray, but I don't like that. I should have used a dark blue. 
The fish just begged to be bright and cartoon-like. From there, I just did all sorts of goofy things. I used Iron on scraps for the triangles (glitter iron-on) and for the eyes. Not something I'd do for a baby quilt. Then, added the acrylic rhinestones to just push it further. (also something I'd not do for a baby quilt). 
Somewhere along this process, I thought the circles could make a nice porthole and then I could put a feature sea creature in each circle. Something that might be a bit too goofy for the parents, but still a fun idea for a baby quilt at some point. 

New things I tried making this quilt: 
The New York Beauty pattern
facing a quilt instead of binding
using Iron on as a design element

I've appreciated the education I got throughout the challenge this week. 


At 1:31 PM, Blogger works4me said...

That turned out really well. Congratulations on all you learned.

At 6:24 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Nice! Your background fabric also looks like bubbles :-)

At 6:25 PM, Blogger Hickory said...

Love it!

At 8:20 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

I think this is sew fun

At 10:29 AM, Blogger QuiltShopGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. Total #CreativeGoodness. Good luck.


At 7:39 AM, Blogger PersimonDreams said...

This is fantastic! Looks like you tested out quite a few things and discovered things you'll try in the future. You've essentially found exactly what the purpose of these challenges are! Bravo!


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