|Original sketched design|
New week, new project. Well, actually one completely new, one just finished, and another in process. First, I started my next 5 x 7 Challenge piece, which I had sketched out last week.
In thinking about how I could most effectively make this, I decided that paper-piecing would probably be the quickest with a nicely finished result. Since most of my art isn’t geometric, I haven’t had a lot of practice with paper-piecing.
|First section completed|
This is where those of you who are familiar at this skill will probably laugh. When you look at my pattern to the left, I have had to build each section with numbering. However, I’m having to build parts of the sections on separate papers and then combine them, as my lines don’t all match up. It’s seeming to work however.
|“Opening” by Christina Fairley Erickson
100% Freehand Machine embroidered and Freemotion Quilted
|“Opening” back – faced and freemotion quilted|
|See the white
on the edge?
|The edge after painting
with fabric markers
|See the difference/?|
My final piece to share is the second quilt for Fiber Funsters. The word we’re using this time is “Celebrate!” as our theme. I’m not sure what I think of this piece yet or if it has any promise. I played around with some fabrics I’d hand-dyed and painted and this is how far I’ve gotten. I don’t really know how I’m going to free-motion quilt it yet… But it’s supposed to be done in a week, so that gives me a little motivation!
|“Celebration” – work in progress by Christina Fairley Erickson|
You might also be interested in:
|52 Weeks of Art||The Fiber Funster’s
10 x 16 Group Challenge
|2013 Open 5 x 7 Challenge|
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