Saturday, January 9, 2021

Project Quilting 12.1: Illuminating + Ultimate Gray


Sometimes inspiration doesn't happen at the speed of light. 
Sometimes it doesn't happen at all.
For me, it came just in the  nick of time.

This is the first week of Project Quilting 2021 sponsored by Persimon Dreams. 
This challenge requires the use of Pantone's Color of the Year, which actually is 2 colors. 
Any shades of either color are acceptable, along with white/and or black.
Along with those basics, each project must include at least one of the following:
3 layers stitched together

Call me an overachiever.
I've included all 3 of the above.

Somehow, I saw a vision among these scraps. 

I "made" my own fabric by stitching those scraps together. 
Such fun!
Soon the piece was big enough to make a baby bib.

I got it traced and cut out.
Ready for quiltin'!

Simple cross-hatch quilting on Franken-batting.

A cute Mary Englebreit-type flower was sewn and appliqued to give a bit of a feminine touch.

Backing is a yellow light terrycloth for ultimate absorbency!

If you've made it this far and you've decided you really like this artsy bib, go ahead and leave a comment! 
Mention that you'd like to have your name added to the hat. 
I'll choose a winner on January 17th and will email the lucky one. 
(U.S. addresses only please)
A reply email must be sent to me within 48 hours or I will need to choose another name. 

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  1. Add my name to the hat, this would be perfect for my grand-daughter! I love the little flower on it, so cute!

  2. Congrats on an inspired entry for PQ12.1!! Who doesn't like to win a prize? If you are giving the bib away, I've got a baby gift to give soon, so please add my name to the hat.

  3. Actually, to say I loved it at first sight would not be an exaggeration. I am not a modern quilter, and I don't know why it appeals to me so much, but maybe it's that adorable flower appliqué. Whether I win or not, thanks for the chance, and thanks for showing what can become of a pile of scraps!

  4. Bibs are always useful for a Mom with babies and toddlers. Yours turned out wonderful!

  5. This is adorable! I love your take on the challenge. I'd love my name entered - I have a niece that would look adorable in this!

  6. What a great idea! No need to put my name in the hat. No littles in my life right now. Thanks tho!

  7. What a sweet bib! Any young lady would be proud to wear that. You did a wonderful job.

  8. oh my gosh. That is gorgeous. Put my name in the hat please. I am so glad I keep all of my scraps. I love making with them and you really did a lovely job on that bib. Cheers!