This month, we're going back to the original inspiration for Gena to
have started this group. That's right! A Project Runway style challenge! Your
mission is to use one thing on your quilt that is NOT from a fabric
store. Hardware store, grocery store, dollar store, whatever....
Up the Lazy River
19-1/4" x 17-1/2"
Tyvek, tea dyed cheese cloth, upholstery trim, paints, and chiffon.
Painted the back ground with acrylic
paints, covered the water with chiffon, and also covered the sand
with the cheese cloth. Dyed
upholstery trim was inserted at the bottom of the mountains. Embellished
with beads, buttons, etc.
Del Mar, California
tissue paper; sun printing; fibre etched fabric; dryer lint (clouds);
chiffons; iridescent organza; expanda paint; tiny polished pebbles;
seashells; mica dust
Day at the Beach
16 x 20.5"
applique, angelina, hair net, tiny seashells
and beach pebbles, mini straw hat and basket, and small wooden beads
for floats on net
Cay Denise MacKenzie
San Jose, CA
The Destiny of Flower Children
30-1/2" x 43"
Flowers, ribbon, painted Model Magic, cotton
This project is the
response to Challenge #10 from the Fast Friday Fabric Challenge group. The task was to buy a non-quilt item
or items (not to exceed $5.00 in cost) and incorporate the item(s)
into a piece. The non-quilt items in this piece are the velveteen
smiley flowers with iridescent petals plus the ribbon used in the soil
area. The velveteen flowers have a cotton print slipcover over
the stem and are attached to the background by loops in the same fabric
print. The piece has been machine-pieced and -quilted.
12" x 10"
Fabric, handdyed cheesecloth, shark's
I had used shark's teeth from an old necklace on a quilt about a year
and then had to go on the hunt for more! I found a bunch of different
types on e-bay. Some are the fossils, some are the actual teeth. Some
are short, others long. I have white and black. The teeth that I used
on this quilt are the long white variety. I like the extra dimension
they add to the quilts.
15-½" x 17-½"
cotton fabrics, twine, tiny metal tools
Using something not from a fabric store
but was found in my stash...little metal tools from the dollar store
($1.00). I bought them because they were so cute... what would I
ever do with them? Twine ($1.29 ) from a hardware store and only
used a small amount couched around the tools.
Saratoga Springs, New York
100 Pony Tail Rings
16" x 12.5"
Painted (acrylics) monoprint, elastic ponytail rings,
The challenge item was a ring holding
a colorful selection of elastic ponytail rings. The colors
and the monoprint dictated the design.
San Leandro, CA
Coffee Cup Sketch
14" x 9"
Cotton, fiberglass window screening, acrylic
My intention was to create a quilt with a sketch like quality,
with the window screening to depict crosshatching. Some of the screening
is painted with white paint to use for the lightest value of grey.
Tobi K. Hoffman
34 1/2" X 16 1/2"
Cotton prints, decorative shred, Angelina
The subject of this piece was determined
as soon as I saw the $4.99 bag of "shred" at A.C. Moore! I
did make a couple changes after I originally posted this piece, though,
a layer of fine white tulle over the shred to keep it contained,
and a new print of water at the waterfall's base, because the ducks
I originally had simply did not fit; I glued this on, then sewing
on some short green eyelash yard to help it fit in better and assure
that I would not be depending solely on the glue for its longevity!
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