Monday, January 15, 2007

January 12x12x12 Revealed: A Rainbow of Color: A Journey into color and technique

Well, I know some of you have been waiting patiently for this, so here it is. My January 12x12x12 challenge. It may not look like much, but I have a grand plan when all 12 of these are done.
This is the beginning of "The Journey into Red". Doesn't look like much, but boy did it take some time to pick the colors I was looking for.

Here all of the edges are turned under and in their final resting place.

I opted to quilt and embellish at the same time, so these are all machine basted together (back, batting, and top).That is the finished product. I used a Madeira metallic red thread for the embellishment on the seams. I opted to satin stitch the edges with the same metallic thread. I decided not to use a traditional binding to give me more options at the end of the challenge when I put all of my pieces together.This is a closeup of some of the stitching. I know it isn't a very good picture, but hey...I'm no photographer. I used all of those fancy stitches on my sewing machine to embellish the seams. This piece may call to me for further embellishment later on with beads and such...but as of now it hasn't...

4 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I am looking forward to see what your are doing with your journals. I like all the red and the design they make. Was it easy to sew with the Madeira metallic thread?

Juli said...

The Madeira metallic was just as easy to use a regular cotton thread. It was amazing really. I thought for sure that I would have trouble (other metallics have been), but I didn't.

The Carolina Quilter said...

This is beautiful! Good luck with your studies--I'm so glad college days are behind me and should have been an art major but lacked the confidence. Now my oldest goes to college herself in another year--yikes! Where does the time go and where will the $$ come from?!

Susan said...

That is a great beginning! I look forward to seeing your red vision unfolding.