Thursday, December 28, 2006

Two Birds with One Stone


I've signed on to participate in a couple of challenges in the new year. One is Sharon B's Take a Stitch Tuesday challenge. You can find the details on her blog, but she's going to post a stitch per week that participants can use and vary in a variety of formats. I'm going to be embellishing this piece for the challenge.

You'll notice that I used a Madonna photo transfer in the block. This is also going to be my last Madonna piece in the series I've been doing with Debra. We've blogged about the other pieces in the series at the Madonna Idea.

Ever the multi-tasker, this piece is also my first in the 12x12x12 Journal Quilt Challenge sponsored by the Quilt Studio webring. I like to be involved in these projects, and this is my way of concentrating my efforts. If you look carefully in the lower right of the block above, you can see the transfer outline of a hummingbird. My theme for this challenge is birds.

Here are some photos of the 8.5 inch block I embellished in Sharon's on-line encrusted embellishment class this fall. The class was full of very helpful design information. I got really good at French knots making those wisteria blossoms.


I really love doing this kind of work, and I'm anxious to get another block underway. In the meantime, I wonder what I'll do with this finished block. For now it's on my design wall inspring me.

8 comments:

Debra Spincic said...

Encrusted is right! How about using it for the cover of your 12 x 12 x 12 project--assuming you are making a book (hmm, guess you didn't say!)

I have some very nice bird files I can send if you are interested for transferring. Let me know after the cruise, you lucky gal!

Have fun!

Allison said...

The adventures of another crazy quilter...how utterly fantastic! Yay! Your class block is wonderful...and I can't wait to see how your triple tasking Madonna piece evolves, too...

What cruise? ;-)

suzanne said...

I'm really fascinated by the crazy quilt work I've been viewing lately. I'm not really tempted to do it myself, but I'm enjoying the eye candy, and can't wait to see how it all turns out!

Susan said...

That's a great naked block, and I also like the block you did in Sharon's class. I'm still working on mine. What I get for making it so darned big!

Granny Fran said...

I'm always amazed and enthralled with your use of fabrics. This is going to be a wonderful piece to add to your Madonna collection.

Charlene said...

YOur encrusted block is really lovely. So is the new 'naked' block - the subtle shading will be beautiful embellished!

Scrapmaker said...

Both of your blocks are lovely. I am in awe of all that beautiful embellishment! Jen

Beth said...

Sorry I'm just getting to comment...this piece is rockin'!