Sunday, June 03, 2007
BJP Progress Report
Hello everyone!! Here is a picture of the 4x4 bjp page that I started and then abondoned. I'm glad I went with the 6x6 scheme, it allows me more room for doing a variety of things and as you can see in the next picture, I can use some great beads!!
I am beading on a quilt square - two layers of fabric with warm and natural batting in between. I hope to learn how to bind them very soon and in the mean time, I put together the 6x6 square as a pillow type flip. I like to bury my threads in the batting and leave the back empty of threads and stitches but I am going to be trying different techniques that also mean quilting the material as I go along. This adds an interesting dimension to the whole piece.
This is the start of my 6x6 June piece. It is a work in progress and I am actually finding it kinda boring. I didn't challenge myself at all but I love those huge green dagger beads and really wanted to use them. The blue beads in the center are lentils and they pile up on each other really nicely. I love the green beads for the stem - one of my favour beads!
I have other plans for this square, so I'm not going to dump it. Actually I want to incorporate journalling into this project and the plan is to put pockets for tags on the back. I'm going to sew the 4x4 patch that I made onto the back of this one to hold the journal tag. Then I'm going bead around it too.
I plan on adding some neat fringes etc to this piece. My hope for other pieces is to expand my fabric painting, stamping etc. I also plan on linking these together as a wall hanging - but I think I've mentioned that before.
In other news.... GO SENS GO!!!!!! Our cat Snow gets into the cheering with a little pompom action! The game was great and the Ottawa Sens Rock!!!!