Sunday, March 20, 2016

Egg Basket Upset- Project Quilting Season 7 Challenge 6

Egg Basket Upset

is my entry in the final challenge for Project Quilting this season.


Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting.
She announces a challenge and you have one week (due by noon TODAY- central time) to create something quilty.
This is the final challenge of six for Season 7 of Project Quilting.

The Challenge:

A Goose in the Monkey Wrench


The Rules:

1  For this challenge you must include at least one monkey wrench block and one flying geeseblock.  You may add other blocks if you wish.
2.  Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline. Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
3.  Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least      one of these requirements:
  1. Include patchwork.
  2. Include appliqué.
  3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
4.  Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge.
5. Link up  by Sunday, March 20th, 2016, at noon, CDT.


This is not the project I started with, although it was in the back of my mind.  I started another quilt, but I want to make it bigger and one week just wouldn't allow me to finish it.
Here's a sneak peak of it....


The paper piecing ended up taking me twice as long as I thought it should, so for many reasons I abandoned that idea and moved on to the next.

I used a little of the previous idea on this quilt.  



The butterfly has a body of part of the swirly flying geese (1" wide!) from above. The wings are 3-D and left free to fly.
Why didn't I use black thread on the applique?  (Lesson learned)

 Then I tackled the flying geese decorating the eggs and decided to completely piece the eggs instead of just appliqueing the flying geese to them.  Oh, the love of sewing tiny curved pieces.....
The monkey wrench fit in nicely with one corner as the basket and some piecing manipulation.


Egg Basket Upset

Project Quilting Season 7, Challenge 6- A Goose in the Monkey Wrench
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 24" x 24"
Fabrics:  Scrappy with a lot of hand dyed fabric
Techniques:  piecing, paper piecing, curved piecing,  fusible applique (handle and butterfly body), applique with interfacing technique (eggs), 3-D effect, Free motion quilting on my Janome machine.

You can see all the Geese in the Monkey Wrench quilts
and vote for your favorites 
by clicking
Egg Basket Upset is #31.
(Second to the last....always cutting it to the last minute)

Happy first day of Spring!!!


11 comments:

btownmama said...

So cute. I absolutely love it!

Gina Loomis said...

It's sew cute! I love it!

allthingzsewn said...

This is precious, You have one of my votes.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Turned out so cute. How appropriate since Easter is coming soon.

Vickie said...

Super duper cute as always ....Miss Diligent !

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Another terrific quilt. You come up with the best ideas!

Needled Mom said...

Awww....that is so cute and very clever. That fist goose in the wrench looks like it was a nightmare, but a fabulous interpretation.

Deonn said...

Oh, isn't that cute! What a great little creation from your design challenge!

Deonn said...

Wow, I do love the original project you started with, literally geese in a monkey wrench, can't wait to see that one finished! You've got my vote!

Rosemary said...

I love this! Hope you make the pattern available eventually. Good luck in the contest!! So cute.

PersimonDreams said...

This is adorable! I have so enjoyed seeing what you come up with for each of the challenges! Thanks for joining in on the fun again :)