Sunday, 1 August 2010

Erosion Bundle Project, Take 7: Projects

Hi there, how are you all doing? I am back from our holiday, but as it is the day for revealing the results from the Erosion Bundle Project, the summer holiday stuff will have to wait.

As you might or might not remember, I did not have much erosion in my bundles, just a pile of mismatched and blah fabric scraps (now, wouldn’t that be a great name for a fabric line? We give you “Romance and Butterflies” using Mismatched and Blah from Drab & Dreary).

This is the first project, “Stainless Summer” from this post.It went together in no time and is made from the fabric strips in my bundles, one of the white wrappings, the jagged turquoise Kona cotton and a few scraps cut into shape. Everything was covered with a layer of turquoise organza, pin basted and straight line quilted. The binding is leftover binding scraps from my Big Box of Binding. For the backing I have used a piece of thrifty cotton canvas which actually shows a bit of wear and tear.

I still had more wrappings and scraps, so starting with the black & white scrap; I made “Fabulous Summer”, a lady just enjoying the sun and water.Except for the black & white, which is used as it was, everything is free form cut with scissors. That was so much fun! The scraps were covered with a layer of the same turquoise organza and free motion quilted. I added a little string to the water and a scrappy binding.

I still had two more wrappings, lots of string and a few small scraps, and they were made into the Prayer flags from this post. They have been hanging outside since June 30 and are slowly changing. All the rain and wind this summer has left the edges more unraveled and threads and strings tangled. I had to untangle some of them from the branches for the pictures. I will leave them out there to watch how they change through the fall and winter. There will probably not be much left by next spring, but what do I know…

Thanks again to Kris Henderson for arranging this project! I have enjoyed every step of it, and would happily join in next time if there should be one.

11 comments:

  1. Welcome back, we missed you. Wonderful quilts, they make me smile, your erosion bundles created some beautiful things. xox Corrine

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  2. You may call these mismatched and blah, but I call them lovely. Love your work!

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  3. Well Wow!! Your pieces are lovely!!! The prayer flags are so fun. I want to make some :)
    I am going to feature and link your stuff on the blog. Thanks for participating. Really glad you did.

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  4. Beautiful things created with your erosion bundle project pieces. Congratulations xo

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  5. Welcome back.
    I don't know which one of your projects I like more!! They are both awesome.

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  6. Herlig med prosjektet du har hengende utendørs. Må være spennende og være din nabo, de vet jo aldri hva som dukker opp......hehe :-)

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  7. Welcome back....you have been missed! Your erosion bundles may not have eroded like you had hoped but the projects are so much fun. The prayer flags are one of my favorites and I look forward to seeing what the weather will do to them over these next few months. It has been so hot here that they would be bleached a little from the sun.

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  8. Gorgeous! Great work. Welcome back!

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  9. What you did with the fabric was anything but blah! LOVE all your projects!

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  10. Oh Nina this is so special!
    I love your work.
    XXXm

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  11. Oh, my gosh! Oh, my gosh! I am in ahh of what you have done. Absolutely amazing. So beautiful. Bye-bye...I am going back to you post to drool!

    I'll be back...dogwood

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