Sunday, January 31, 2010

1,723 pieces and a new card

That's exactly how many pieces of fabric went into this quilt top.
1,723. LOL! What was I thinking?
This is the very first project I've made using the foundation-paper-piecing technique. I wish I had discovered it sooner. How easy peasy? OK..... it was a tad tedious.
110 blocks. Each block measuring 5" square. Then, you've got the one-inch sashing between blocks, one-inch setting blocks, and ten-inch wide borders.
But it's finished, and now, I will take it to a friend who has a long-arm machine for quilting. When it's all done I will share the finished quilted product with you. Now.... ONTO THE NEXT QUILT!!

This is the second project I worked on today. It's been a year since I've made a card. I am very rusty, I'm afraid. The vintage image came from an older Stampin Up set. I stamped with Memento and colored with copics. I stippled some Tea-Dye Distress Ink over the image and edged with chalk ink. Added some primas, punched leaves and a border (Martha Stewart Punch), and pearl embellishments. I gave away a lot of my vintage embellishments, and these are all I have left. Thanks for stopping by, today!!


Marja Sch said...

What a gorgeous piece of artwork. Hugs Marja

Anne said...

Hi, Ethel! It is soooooo beautiful! Truly a masterpiece! And so worth the effort! :-)

Sue McGettigan said...

WOW Ethel, that's wonderful!! A ton of work, but look at the end result :)

pescbrico said...

Ho Ethel! I'm so glad to see you back on your blog and this quilt top is simply stunning!!! WOW !

Jennifer said...

My friend, you do it all and you do it all so beautifully! The quilt is stunning and vibrant and oh so beautiful! I can see how much work went into it and the outcome is beautiful.

And your've certainly not lost an ounce of your artistic creativity in cardmaking. I just love it.

Wonderful artwork, both in needle/fibre arts as well as papercrafts.

Aunt T said...

Welcome back! I am still missing my mojo! I love the quilt ... it is beautiful and your card is too!



Susan said...

I've missed your beautiful cards, but this quilt is totally awesome! I love the colors and the design. Lots of work, but what an accomplishment.

Mary said...

Oh Ethel, it turned out so beautiful!! I just love it girl. Good job. So glad you posted it. Your card is lovely as well. I can't tell you the last time I stamped. Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Wow! WoW! WOW!! All that fabric!! I think the end result is wonderful and just love how colorful it is. :> And good for you for getting a little paper love in there! That is a beautiful image. :> (sorry its taken me so long to get back on over here! yes, I just kicked myself!! :>)