Stitch Along Sunday begins
After seeing some incrediable art quilts recently, I realized how much I missed art quilting myself, mostly the challenges of coming up with something based on fabrics, ideas or words. Thus I decided "Stitch Along Sunday" should be born. This program will be based on art quilts using any media and I hope some of you will join me. We will start out simple and get a little more challenging as we go along. I would love to hear any ideas on how to make this a real fun program.
For our first stitch along project we only have two rules.
- The project finished piece will be no larger than a standard piece of paper. Like Letter size in the US or A4 in other countries.
- Each word needs to be incorporated some how into the project. It can mean anything at all.
This challenge is going to be based on words. To start out we will have 4 words and each week we will add another. I'm starting with 4 words because I want you to get the idea of how this works. Later we might just start with one and build on it.
Our four starting words are:
They can be added in any order. I'm going to start with blue. My "blue" is going to be the background fabric. It has blue tones in it.
I cut a paper size piece for the background, but must remember that I cannot cover it all because this has to represent the word "blue".
Now add a piece of batting behind it.
Next I'm thinking of the word "round". Cutting a circle will definitely cover that word. I also cut it out of a blue fabric so I have used the word "blue" again. That is okay to do. The circle is fused in place.
I think my circle could represent the moon. The moon is at night of course so that would cover the word "time". One more word to go.
I added a silhouette of a tree. Ahhhh that covers "plant".
Get the idea? I'm not going to stitch yet because we still have more words to cover and I do not know what they will be. I'd like your input so add a word or two below in the comments, but better still, why not join in and make a small art quilt yourself using the words above. Make it something completely different. I'm hoping to post a collection of them at the end. How about it? Want to join me?
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