Saturday, 10 August 2013

Number 5 in the Taupe Challenge Series

This is the next one in our Challenge series - this month's topic was houses.

This one is quite hard to see in the photograph - sorry.
It was a piece of fabric that had the house scene printed on it. 
It has been a favourite piece for many years. I picked it up in Japan and I haven't been 
able to find any more of it despite endless looking. 

The fabric house is not longer making it - isn't it annoying when you find something
exciting and then can't get more of it.

So it was nice to use a piece of it in this challenge. I have embroidered the 
outline that was printed which adds colour to the tone-on-tone fabric.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Number 4 in the Taupe Challenge Series

This is the fourth in the Taupe Challenge series. 
The topic for this month was Movement.

I put aside a range of 'taupe' fabrics before starting this Challenge in the hope that 
the blocks would all sit together well at the end. I used just a few creams 
and light taupes and lots of blues and pinks in the range.

I have faced these little quilts instead if using a binding on such a small project, 
but I think that my preference now is binding. I think binding makes a 
crisper, smarter finish.