Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Time Challenge - "Time to Know Your Neighbor"


Strips ready
Today was a snowy day in Webster, New York so I was able to finish the quilt challenge based on time. I started this last night planning on a small wall hanging this grew to a size of 27" by 41".   

Blocks Ready
Project Quilting #8 Challenge 6 is to be something inspired by time. So this was a great time to go back to some earlier inspirations. Last year I started a wall hanging called Tempus Fugit, which I haven't finished yet. But I did have some left over strips of clock and watch pattern fabric. My Dad used to fix watches and clocks so I got this fabric for a wall hanging to remember him by.

Assembled
From the strips of watch and clock fabrics I made some four patch blocks and found some fabric with buildings in a similar color range. I arranged these in three columns and added some extra spacers for a little improv.

Border added


I had a few different titles in mind for this project and settled on "Time to Know Your Neighbor." This actually will allow it to compliment another wall hanging I made with some of the building fabric that I called, "Who is my Neighbor?" (See companion piece below.) So after I decided on a title I got is ready to go back to the Brother machine. The really cool feature of the Brother Dream Machine is the built in camera to take a picture of the fabric in the hoop and audition the placement of the text on the quilt. I used a gold thread for the embroidery and then added a drop shadow on the lettering with a permanent marker.

 
Embroidery in process
 
Update: Note that I forgot to mention regarding the TIME theme. I worked on this wall hanging while watching "Time Tunnel" on Hulu. A TV show from my childhood, click on the title for more information. My final time expression in this wall hanging was to use an old flannel shirt from my kids as the batting. The good news about kids moving out... You get to use their old bedroom as a sewing room and their old flannel sheets for thin batting. In this one I used two layers of the flannel sheet for a little more thickness.
Who Is My Neighbor
Embroidery with drop shadow added

7 comments:

  1. Wow! love your cool set of quilts! and the theme behind them. Your work here is so creative and beautiful. Great, great, great fabrics and layout to accentuate each one.

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  2. How can I follow your blog? thanks
    Janie, isabellaswhimsy@yahoo.com

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    1. I added a place on the right sidebar to follow my blog by email. See if that works.

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  3. fantastic! Another great project! What a great way to remember your dad too! LOVE this! And a HUGE THANK YOU for giving Project QUILTING a try this season. It's been a pleasure to see your work and have you join in the fun.

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    1. Thank for running this, it was fun. It helped me see what I can do with an idea in a short time frame and try out a few new skills. Hope you can follow my blog or check it from time to time as I continue my journey and file some humorous reports on the adventure.

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  4. What a lovely companion piece!!

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    1. Thank you. Now I really have to go back and finish the first piece I started - Tempus Fugit.

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