Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Life is like...

Life is like a box of Chocolates

   I have to say that the challenges this year have been all over the place. I have had no way to anticipate which way these girls will weave and bob from one challenge to the next. The last challenge of Project Quilting is here. The Theme  was chocolate. I also don't have all week to plan a large piece and knew I had to get in gear on this one.
  I had a couple different ideas but settled on the quote from Forest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates". I made a 3 sided box to hold one of my favorite treats, Hershey Drops.
  I picked a fabric that had some shades of brown in it and contrasted it with a black print. I also am a new convert to Cherrywood fabrics. I've entered the challenge this year and had a few leftovers from that project. I've found that it is of an excellent quality to do fairly intricate cuts. I used it for the word, "life".
  I used decorative stitching from my machine and sewed everything down. I sandwiched a stiff pellon interfacing in between to make the box 3-D and a stitched through all layers for the fold lines. I hand stitched the tabs, which would normally be glued using paper, so it became the box.
  I've enjoyed the challenges this time around. I hope to do next year's as well.


At 9:19 PM, Blogger Nikki said...

Nice one! This was my first time and I really enjoyed it. I am now looking at a few projects on Instagram. I am loving the thrill of the creation!

At 12:38 PM, Blogger The Joyful Quilter said...

Your 3-sided box was a surprise. Way to meet the Challenge!

At 7:22 PM, Blogger PersimonDreams said...

this is so cute! Love that you went with three sides versus 4. So happy to have you joining in all the pq fun! I hope you join in again next year too ;)


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