Textile challenge

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

In one of my textile groups we have done two challenges. The challenge is that we all get the same little package containing the same selection of fabric, beads, metal, cord and other tid bits. When we are handed the package we decide in the group whether we are allowed to add anything, whether it all need to be used or just be represented etc. Usually there are no stipulations on what item to make.
The package from which I made the mini quilt in the pictures, was a selection of very strong coloured sari fabrics. They were so much in your face. I like colour but they were just over the top. After having made a simple strip pieced top, I sandwiched it with wadding, backing and a final overlay of a chiffon scarf on the top to knock the colours back. Then I quilted it. Cut it up, played with joining and embellishing, finishing it of with raw edge stitching. I was really pleased with the result. It was a lot of fun to make. I can highly recommend doing a challenge like this. It is absolutely amazing to look at the different results, having all started from the same base.