Tuesday, January 5, 2016

#ProjectQuilting week 1

 I've decided to try and play along with Kim Lapacek of Persimon dreams Project Quilting. You can find out all about it here.

 The first week's challenge is "confetti".

At first I was going to nope right out of this one when I first saw what the challenge was. How could I come up with something spectacular, which having seen past challenges I know others will come up with, in a week? With no extra materials?
Then I remembered this wasn't about winning or even making something jawdropping. It was about seeing the process through from start to finish and to help me reclaim more of my creativity and ability to just make things.
Yes, I want to push myself, but not to a point I can't find joy in what I'm doing.

So yesterday I had a brainstorm and I just let myself go with it.
I overthought everything, but that's OK.

Confetti calls to mind celebrations which to me means weddings, babies, birthdays and get togethers. So my quilt was going to have elements of all of those things.

There are Cathedral Windows, prairie point windmills, and lots of colour all in a baby mat that begs to be touched with lots of texture and flippy bits. I love seeing confetti in the wind so I love how much movement is in the top, especially around the center.

I've named it "You Belong"

The quilt is 30" square and used a charm pack of Simply Color,and some left over black Bella solids charms.

What do you think?


PersimonDreams said...

This is SO WONDERFUL! I can't tell you how excited I am to have you join in this season! I've been just waiting for YEARS for you to! :) Fantastic job and great interpretation of confetti!!!!!!

Barb said...

Love it!

Kimberly Smith said...

Some lucky child will really enjoy that. Nice job!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Beautiful! It's all about having fun!

Beth said...

Cara, I popped over to vote and was thrilled to see your quilt in the gallery. Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Back in the TalknT days I was @wordygirl11--I don't spend much time on Twitter these days, but have fond memories of those Tuesday nights and all the creativity they inspired. Again, so happy to see your name and your beautiful work!