Monday, April 28, 2014

Design Wall Monday - April's Assignment

With me feeling back to my normal self, I did manage to get some quilting in this weekend.  My April assignment  - which was a mystery tour - is almost complete.  Its funny how the assignment started out with a set of directions from our teacher which was suppose to end with a "Mystery" piece.  And guess what?  It was!  I had no idea that my simple geometric shapes would morph into a abstracted celestial scene.  How did that happen?  Well - you know what they say

The Art Wants What the Art Wants

The problem I'm having with quilting is that I was at the end of my basting spray and I apparently didn't use enough of it on the batting.  I'm getting puckering!!  Sighhhh - luckily - I think this was just a learning exercise and this piece won't go farther than my house but still - it reminds me not to skimp on the spray.  I was using June Tailor which I've never had a problem with before so it must be the amount I used.  Since Joann's have their notions on sale for 50% off - I did order more!

Kali even kept me company!

Anyways - gotta finish this up before May 1 and on to the next assignment!  
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Gari in AL said...

What an outstanding piece. I love your abstract art pieces.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

LOVE this!! Sometimes the best pieces come with absolutely no plan at all!! :)

Chris said...

Looks great, Nina. I am still working on mine. I have to do a little more quilting when I get home from work today so I can wet it to get marks out and to block it. I should be able to make the deadline, but it will be close.

Quilters Dream Batting said...

It turned out really cool! Nice job :) For your next project like this we'd love to send you a sample of the Dream Fusion, (Dream Cotton or Poly batting with a needle punched fusible webbing) So, depending on the size you'd only have to pin the corners or pin liberally. This might save you the trouble of spray basting. :)

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Nina. I see your class is really pushing you into new territory--very interesting piece and the quilting really adds movement. LUV your dyeing--such exciting results. Now what are you going to do with all that?
best, nadia