Sunday, January 22, 2017

Black Tie Lily - Project Quilting Season 8, Challenge 2

Black Tie Lily

Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting.
She announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

This is the second challenge of 6 for Season 8.

Black Tie Lily is not exactly what I had in mind when the Project Quilting Challenge was announced last week, but I was at a conference and couldn't sew until yesterday.  On the flight back home from the conference I had drawn what I hoped to make for this challenge but by the time I arrived home and looked around (HUGE ICE STORM AND TREES DOWN EVERYWHERE), I knew there was no way I would have time to complete the first plan. 

This book was given to me by my sweet Mother-in-Law and I had never tried the patterns so I took this opportunity.  After 5 years of not missing a Project Quilting Challenge,  it's more about the challenge and fun than just throwing something together so I decided it was OK to do the traditional block.  Have you ever tried making the traditional block?  It's a lot of Y seams which I kind of like....

The Rules:

1. Your project must be somehow inspired by the Carolina Lily.
2.  Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline (January 15 through January 22, 2017). Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes. 

3. Please remember that these projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after January 15, finished by January 22). 

4.  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.

5.  Link up a blog post, flickr image, instagram post, or public facebook post  by Sunday, January 22, 2017, at noon CDT.

I wanted to make the block more modern, but with time not on my side, I went traditional with monochromatic color.  I love black and white and it's so unexpected with this block.
It was really a challenge to follow the pattern and I found out after I was finished with the piecing that there are plastic templates in the back of the book.  That may have helped...

I wanted to make this a wall hanging but was running out of time after choosing to do all those straight lines in the quilting.   I felt like the quilting was like pin stripes on a suit and I just had to take the time to do it.   

Black Tie Lily

Project Quilting Season 8, Challenge 2 - Carolina Lily
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size:  16" x 16" pillow cover
Pieced traditional block w/ fusible applique stems
Straight line (pin stripe) quilting

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
January 22nd
by clicking 
Black Tie Lily is #110 (not the last entry this time)

My husband will laugh when he reads this, I haven't helped with tree limb removal yet...
It's a mess and I have too much stitching to do.
Have a happy day!!


Mel - Cloth and Paper Studio said...

I love it! Nicely done. :) The black and white is really unexpected and made it pop nicely. I thought I was going to be the last entry (there was 2 minutes left LOL) but there was 2 more after me (I'm #111) LOL.

Kris said...

Love this and your color scheme. I always scroll through all the entries at a quick glance first and I always try to pick out yours as I know it will be awesome! and it is as usual :)

Trish Frankland said...

You're right - the black and white is unexpected! You did a great job with this one

Carol S. said...

This is beautiful! You have such a gift for colors and designs.

PersimonDreams said...

This is amazing! The quilting is pure perfection and I love how the basket blends with the background but then doesn't. You amaze me.

Kitty | Night Quilter said...

This is such a beautiful pillow! I really love the quilting, too! I'm always impressed at every single project started and finished within one week's time. I'm a busy mom of young ones, so sewing for 20 minutes at a time here and there means that a goal like that is literally impossible. Amazing!