Stitch Along March 2014 Gallery

Posted by Ruth on 3 March 2014 | 1 Comments


A new gallery for a new March - our third for the year. Remember if you missed the challenge rules, you can check back here to week 1 rules.

March Gallery Week 1

Amanda send in two photos - she has a lot of scraps and wasn't sure where to start...

I think she has settled for blues and naturals.

Carol Carter has joined us this week. She has lots of scraps - well sorted I must say. I love her little story of thoughts..... "I'm picking option #2--I am leaning toward black and white fabrics with red as contrast (boxes 1 & 3) or the the purples with beige/browns (boxes 2 & 5)"

"I don't feel like the blue/green boxes; maybe because they are not bright and cheerful enough.  I'm sitting here in my studio watching it sleet like mad and considering that I am in the middle of Texas where we can have 85 F in the winter--well that could be why no blues and greens!!"

Kay Chavez is joining in again this month. She has "picked golds and green for the leprechaun in me. Good color choice too"

Another photo added from Kay

Jennifer Houlden is back. She has picked some interesting scraps too.

And here is my scraps of brights and blacks. You can read about my selection on my Sunday post.

Julie Haase sent in images too. Looks like everyone has scraps to work with!

scraps by size

scraps by color

unsorted scraps

possible scraps for challenge

March Challenge week 2

Carol sent me her scrap units. She says.... "Fortunately or unfortunately, I found that a lot of my scraps are squares or strips. I do a lot of clothing made from pieced strips and tend to cut a bunch of squares so I can arrange them on the wall before I stitch. This leaves me with extra squares or pieces of sewn square fabrics. The left is out of my red box and the right out of the black and white box."

I found Jennifer's units in my dropbox :) You can read her blog for more details about her pieces.

...And you can read what I did in my latest post. I did a little extra which will also be posted in next week's rules.

Amanda sent along her pieces cut out - she forgot to take a photo of just the block before cutting because she was having way too much fun! One was of neutrals...

and one of blues...

Kay also sent in her pieces all chopped up ready to begin piecing. She calls it her gold and green scrapapalooza!

Helen Myers also joined in the fun and sent us some photos. She made her scrap sections using the fabrics leftover from my class "Sunflowers at Dawn" which by the way starts this week!

March Challenge week 3

Wow so much interest in this challenge, I'm having a lot of fun seeing what everyone comes up with. I didn't do a blog post this week because you can see what I did on the Week 3 rules page, so here is my result. I'm doing the challenge block size.

Jennifer sent in her block. She says she didn't have enough contrast between her two sets of fabric, you can read about it on her blog. Not to worry, next week might just fix that!

Helen sent along her block.

Kay also sent along her Scrapapalooza block.

Carol sent along her black and red block too.

Challenge Week 4 and 5 

There are 5 weeks this month but several finished off their pieces in week 4 so there were no additional instructions.

Carol changed her block and removed the last to strips added, then made her block into a pot holder - making a great stocking stuffer.

Carol's pot holder

Amanda made a 12" block.

Amanda's 12" block

Then turned it into a cushion.

Amanda's cushion

Jennifer free-motioned her block and will finish it off soon.

Jennifer's free-motioned block

I added a couple of applique shapes to mine,

My challenge with applique

and then added binding.

My challenge with applique

Kay completed her piece with some adorable bugs added. She used green multiple lines around the green area and was going to use gold but decided to let the bug create an accent instead.

Kay's challenge piece with bugs

Did you finish yours?

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  • The squares are interesting, wonderful way to make cushion tops, very challenging,and productive work, and fun too,

    Posted by Patricia S Bowers, 10/12/2014 10:04pm (6 years ago)

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