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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Challenge, part 1

I started the challenge quilt yesterday. I brought out all the fabrics. I even washed them because that was part of the instructions. Otherwise, I never do. I like to live dangerously!
Then I ironed them and started thinking... hhhhmmmmmm....
Of course that worded fabric has to be the background. So I cut that fat quarter into a perfect square.
Next I added really uneven tree branches. I have to tell you, needle turning those branches and making them more tree like and less straight was really hard. But I had cut my strips on the bias and just let go.
Then I added thinner branches with floss. Looks kind of Halloweeny, doesn't it?
Like a scary movie. But don't worry, I'm going to lighten it up and make it happier.
And next time I hope the pictures don't turn out so dark. I did even notice how dark they were till I loaded them. So tomorrow I have less gloomy pictures and a less gloomy block.

Take care, Brandie


Anonymous said...

It's looking good! I can't wait to see more!

LynCC said...

OK, that seals it. I gotta put you on my blogroll so I can watch this emerge. ;D

Monica said...

It looks fabulous already. I've been wanting to do something very similar. I can't to see how this turns out.

Linda said...

Very cool!!! I love how it looks already. Spooky. :-)

Anita said...

Wow! This is going to be amazing!!!

Carrie P. said...

Looks like Halloween for minute there. But the bird is perfect and look at those flowers. So pretty.