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!!!!

9 comments:

sammy said...

I love what you are doing so far on your journal quilt... I am just going to be preparing my piece today to start beading on... Will check back often to see the process of this and the others you are doing!

arlee said...

Wish i could find green daggers like that here! I've started with a green theme as well, my cover for the BJP. Yours is GAHgeous!

ACey said...

The extra space really made some things happen, didn't it. Those green beads are well worth showcasing.

Angela said...

I love your idea for putting a pocket on the back for a bit of journaling, I may have to consider that. Looking good. I am sure many of us will challenge ourselves more as we go along, just figuring out our goals, size, themes etc is a lot of this first month.

Denise said...

Hi Sammy,
Have you decided what kind of material you are going to bead on? That is definitely one thing that I am interested in seeing about other people!
Cheers, Denise

The Lone Beader said...

I'm glad u came back to this project. It is fabulous!

Kiwi Ellen said...

Not at all boring to look at Denise, & isn't this kinda stuff 'in the eye of the beholder'?

Dianne said...

WOW its looking fantstic, those big green daggers stunning and green is my favorite color, brillianr job Denise, way to go....

Mieke said...

wow,LoVE iT!!