Sunday, February 7, 2016

Swirling Thread - Project Quilting Season 7 - Challenge 3

This was supposed to be a small project because of a promise I made to hubby a couple of weeks ago.

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 third challenge of six for Season 7 of Project Quilting.

The Challenge:  All About That Thread

The Rules:

Challenge 3 – All about that Thread
1. In honor of one of Project Quilting's long term sponsors, Aurifil, the inspiration for this week's challenge is THREAD. 
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, February 7th, 2016, at noon, CDT 

Inspired by string art, I created this quilt using a sandwich of white Kona fabric with a double layer of cotton batting
  Aurifil 50 wt. thread.  

It started like this.

Using a pencil and 1/4" markings.  I found it easier to connect dots than to try to follow pre-drawn lines.  Can you say dizzy quilting?  lol

And after millions and trillions lots of free motion straight lines, it ended with a fun design.

I free motioned a leaf pattern in the white background to give a little more texture.

Swirling Thread
Project Quilting Season 7, Challenge 3- Thread
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 18" x 22"
Freemotion quilting by me on my domestic

Vote for your favorite thread quilts
#45 is where you'll find my "Swirling Thread" quilt.

Happy super bowl Sunday.
 Go Panthers!
In my house we cheer for the KC Chiefs or whoever is playing the Denver Broncos...


Kris said...

I knew you would come up with something fabulous! I struggled big time and my free motion quilting stinks but I did it and I am done..haha

AlidaP said...

Really beautiful piece! Very inspiring!!

Mel said...

What a fabulous design--using only 3-4 colors of thread! I love how they create the illusion of transparency where they overlap! Gorgeous!!

Pam Geisel - For Quilts Sake said...

Cool! Reminds me of a spirograph!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love this, Carla!!!!!!

QuiltShopGal said...

Super fun spiral free-motion quilting design packed with #CreativeGoodness. I absolutely love it.


Vickie said...

I started voting today. Yours is so different. Hands down my favorite. I am pretty positive it was a bugar to quilt too!

Carol S. said...

This is so amazing and obviously took a long time to quilt. it!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Wow! Beautiful!

Needled Mom said...

That is amazing, Carla. You did a fabulous job on it and I love your inspiration for it.

Janet Hartje said...

Love your design. Thanks for explaining your process.

patchworkbreeze said...

Oh, how cool is this. What a wonderful art work.

Holly U said...

The final effect is awesome! Worth the hassle required to sew such a detailed design. Love it! said...

That turned out fabulous.