Sunday, July 31, 2011

Can not post in comments

Hi Girls I have been trying to post to your challenge but the blogger keeps looping me around to the sign in. I think they are all wonderful and I had hoped this would have been fixed by now.
I see two girls have managed to post a comment.
Is there a special way you have done it?

Delia #6 Challenge Out of Africa

I have been wanting to do an elephant with this technique for ages. So was perfect timing.
I drew the elephant out on sticky paper and then ironed to the black. Cut the pieces out with sharp scissors. Cut the elephant out. Placed a piece of yellow underneath the elephant and ironed together.  I than placed it on another piece of background and edged the piece with an African material. Thread painted around the cutouts and the elephant. I mounted the piece on a canvas.

Keep stitching

Joan #6 challenge Out of Africa

Out of Africa - When I found the tiger fat quarter, I knew I wanted to use it. I used a curves technique that I learned in a workshop. The hardest part was getting the pieces to iron out flat.

Michele B #6 Challenge Out of Africa

"Lucy's Bones"

When I thought of this, I thought of Africa as the source of humanity, and the fossils that inform paleontology, especially Lucy. I thought at first of using images of the bones, then while playing around with an apple core template thought about how much they remind me of bones.

I'm glad I stopped at six pieces for the background! I love the look of the apple cores stitched together, but they're a real pain. It's all hand stitched - raw edge.

Sharon M #6 Challenge Out of Africa

For this challenge I experimented with color. I thought the blue zebra print was fun and I liked the purple fabrics with it. I changed my picture from a sunny day to a moonlit evening. I used some different yarns to embellish the grass and zebra manes and tail. I still have to quilt it...still thinking about how I want to do that.

Cheryl #6 Challenge Out of Africa

This was fun, and the timing was perfect! For this challenge I tried color discharging. My mom learned this technique in a class where her subject was a zebra and the results were amazing. Since she was coming to visit in early June I thought it would be fun to do something together AND get a tutorial. The discharging was a learning experience and I also had a chance to use some inks and paint for detail.

I have to give a shout out to my mom who is my inspiration. She has been a quilter for over 30 years and is very talented. Almost four years ago she lost the use of her left side as the result of a stroke. Not only did she have to learn to do everything with one hand, being a lefty she had to train herself to become right-handed. She has shown me courage and determination that I could only hope to possess. Below is the zebra she created in her class just a year ago. I am also including her African mask that she made as part of our project (my flash washed out the photo). She has since finished the project but I only have a photo of what she did while here.
Go Mom, I Love You!

This is the Zebra she did in class

Here is the African Mask

Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's just about time Girls Important read before posting

Hi Girls

Can I ask you when you post to use the following format for the challenges.

This way they will all be kept in the right labels as in #6 Challenge.

I have been going through changing the ones that were not right but still have the earlier challenges to do.

This way if someone wants to look at the challenges it will be easy. They can at a glance see all the Challenges by looking down the side of the blog.

Example for Challenge postings below

In the Title line


Delia (your name) #6 Challenge  Out of Africa

In the Labels at the bottom of your post

#5 Challenge Delia (your name)  note no space after the #

For any other posts please put your name in the Labels area.

Thank you

Friday, July 29, 2011

Juat about time to reveal.

Hi Girls only a day or two and we can reveil our quilts.
It is exciting isn't it.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Out of Africa

Hi Girls how are you going with this Challenge?