11.19.2011

Friday Night Sewing {results}

Had a great night sewing and made a lot more progress on the NY-NY binding -- almost done, cleaned off my desk and workspace nicely, loaded a few bobbins, watched the movie 300, and made some serious progress on this confetti quilting piece of Shadow and Timber.

Here is Shadow and Timber in progress...

The confetti was laid out to create the grass and sky.


A close up of all the tiny scraps.


The meshing is overlaid and then pinned down.


Start to sew and secure the pieces in place as you go.


A look as some of the colors that are going in.


Most of the pieces are secured and textured at this point.


I start pulling fabrics for the details of the dogs, red frisbee, trees in the background, and picnic blanket.  I also cut out the pups Shadow and Timber from a print out to get a template for their bodies.


Shadow was cut out of black fabric and Timber out of white.  I still have the paper templates laid on top and everything is pinned in place to get a feel for the placements.


And a close up view.  


I'm really excited with how this piece is turning out!  I still need to sew all the pieces in place, finish planning the trees and sky, decide if I like how the picnic blanket is rumpled, make a picnic basket and then it's off to finishing details like the dogs eyes and nose, the dogs collars, and maybe some flowers.

Hope your sew-in was a huge success!! 


Handmade by Heidi

Can't wait to peak around and see what everyone else did.  You can see the other participants here!

16 comments:

Sheila said...

Very interesting way of doing this , can't wait to see the finished product.

barb's creations said...

I've never tried this way of sewing before,a very interesting way of making a 3d effect :) Barb.

Keren Duchan said...

I've never heard of a confetti quilt before. It looks great! This reminds me of a video tutorial I once saw by threads magazine (teach yourself to sew season 1) where they made a scarf out of some strips of fabric, and to sew them in place without everything going astray they used some sort of water-soluble layer on top. Neat!

Foolish Feathers said...

I love it! I have been toying with the confetti quilt idea but I am just stepping out of my comfortable shoes and trying a few wonky blocks and see if I can handle the messiness. Way to go for creativity!

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Wow! I've never seen this before, and it's so impressive. There's a lot of work involved, but it's so creative! I can't wait to see more.

My Sweet Prairie said...

Ooooh I am so excited to see another! This looks great! :))))))))
Monika

Craftberry Bush said...

Christie, this is so artistic, i can relate to the tones, colours and textures even though I can't sew to save my life ! I love this! Xo
Lu

Melissa said...

I like this one :) Especially all the green!

Quilter Kathy said...

What a fun project! Enjoyed watching your progress!

Teje said...

Hi Christie! Your new work looks very exiting and I'm sure it's going to be fantastic! I'm happy to see how creative you are!
xxx Teje

supermom said...

That is so cool... I've never heard of confetti quilting before. It looks great for the grass and sky.

Tami said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your project with the scraps of fabric is amazing and very inspiring. I remember doing something similiar a while back with scraps of paper and glueing them all down to make a christmas tree picture. I think it would be cool to try it again with fabric like you have done. Have a great week. Your dogs are adorable!

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Seems like you accomplished alot during your sew-in! Great feeling, isn't it?

Also, I wanted to let you know that today I gave you the Liebster Blog Award...you can check it out here: http://homedesignsbyamanda.blogspot.com/2011/11/occ-and-award.html

Congratulations!

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Very COOL n interesting as always. mom got lots of scraps so she'll try ... Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Ellen said...

Very cool project! Looks like you had a very well spent and enjoyable FNSI.

Beka said...

Have you ever used Sulky? It's great for these projects. you lay it over, sew, then you put the whole thing in water after and the Sulky goes away. Fun stuff. I used it with my girls when I taught fashion and we made our applique quilt.

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