Friday, 30 October 2009

UFO numero tre

My third UFO for Finn’s UFO challenge, "My innermost space", is finally done. I made it into a pillow; something that will be used and not stashed away.

I can not take credit for the design though, as I saw a picture/poster/something like this somewhere sometime that caught my eye. I was really fascinated by the sense of depht and dimension that was created with simple lines.

When our national quilt association (NQF) issued a contest with the theme “My innermost space”, I decided to try creating a similar effect. I dug out fabrics in different shades of blue and grey (like the original – I think…) and added black for contrast. Then I drew the design on gridded paper varying the strip width between 1, 2 and 3 squares, cut a lot of strips, and started stitching.

I did not fall in love with paper piecing, hence the UFO, but I wanted to see how it turned out, so there was only one thing to do – finish it. It's quilted in the ditch. I had not done that for a while, and forgot how slow you have to sew to get it right. Oh, well...

Now I’m going to add this to amylou’s sew a tell.

16 comments:

  1. That is great. The colors are perfect.

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  2. Wow!!! Love it!! You really did capture the depth perception idea. I like how you named it. Did you say it is paper pieced?

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  3. I love these thin strips--I've seen some similar things & always wanted to try it. Cool!

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  4. There are so many things I like about this -- the different strip widths, the off-center placement, the colors and values. Glad you finished it and are going to have it out where you can see it!

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  5. this is so pretty i love the colors you used

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  6. That is perfect to represent the inner space. Brilliant.
    QMM

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  7. Wow, that is very cool! It really does pull you in... awesome! Enjoyed my visit to your blog, and I just love your "who am I?" in the sidebar. What a great sense of humor! :o)

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  8. Always looking forward to seeing what you come up with and am never disappointed! This is awesome - love the pillow!

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  9. Very cool! It actually looks 3D. Love it!

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  10. Beautiful colors! Good for you for finishing so many projects.

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  11. Kjempeflott pute. Fin dybdevirkining også

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  12. This is great. I felt like I was being pulled right down into it. Congrats on finishing so many projects.

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  13. What a great effect, very 3 dimentional. Good idea in making it into a pillow that will now be seen and not hidden away as a UFO.

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  14. It's perfect! Love the great feeling of depth you have created. Great choice of fabrics.

    Rita

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  15. Wow this is very unique! Great fabric selection.

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  16. Flott pute :-) Artig med virkningen ut i midten. Den gir en fin effekt.

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