Monday, September 7, 2009

Sew and Tell

Amy at Amylouwho is having a sew and tell this week for projects you needed to get finished...a little motivation. I needed to get this one finished!! My trusty project holder was on hand to help with picture taking. I had originally wanted to stipple this but was so frustrated that half way through the stippling i tore it all out and went for straight line quilting instead. Good call!
This is the improv piece i began making after i received a package of scraps from Heather. I am so thrilled with how it turned out. Making something like this was new for me, but it helped me to see that sometimes just going for it and not thinking too much can make something really fun and unexpected.

It is hanging in my living room by the tv cabinet....covering up one of our unsightly light switches. What a relief to finish.
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11 comments:

Kris said...

It turned out fabulous! Great finish!

heather said...

It looks GREAT!! It's so fun to finish up stuff huh!!! I LOVE it!!

MLE said...

Very cute! I've never done straight quilting, so I think I would be frustrated by it! I really like the look of the straight line quilting, especially with the fun improv blocks! Nice job!

rebecs said...

this is really cute! It looks great on your wall! I want figure something out to display too.

Colleen said...

Another lovely finished product. You rock!

Grammie/Mom said...

It looks nice Leslie!!

The Tripp Family said...

I'm with you on the tearing out of the stippling frustration! I love it! And I love that you hung it up!

MaryMary said...

I would have been more frustrated with teh "tearing it out part." :) Looks fabulous!

Colleen said...

Hey, everybody! It's Leslie's birthday tomorrow!

Deb said...

I love that piece, such a good idea. It looks like art!

Donna/Sara from Kindred Crafters said...

You did a wonderful job of this! I can tell your a patient person to have ripped all of the stippling out! I really love all of the american jane fabric, too. She does great things with the primary colors, doesn't she?

~Sara

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