Wednesday, March 26, 2014

A new start to blogging.

I have abandoned my  I can get to dashboard but it then says I have no blog.  I have questioned this, received answers tried to resolve it but in the end,  I am frustrated and have chosen to start over.  Maybe be a bit better at keeping up with news and quilts.  

So this is a new start…….

Are you a litterbug or loser?

I entered this quilt in the National Quilt Associations "Go Green Challenge".  I walk everyday at the Buffalo Bill Dam,  as I walk I have picked up trash as well as items like these, some worthless but some I have wondered about.  I caged the objects behind vegetable netting, like they put say avocados in at the grocery store.  quilting this quilt was difficult,  with the objects in cased it did not lay flat enough for me to quilt it well.    Next time you leave anything behind ask yourself this…. are you a litterbug or just a loser, and really is there a difference?  Be kind to our earth if you carry it in, carry it out.

"Birds do it"
This quilt was entered in the National Quilt Associations "Sew Batik Challenge 2013"  The blue squares in the background is the fabric that had to be used in the quilt, the theme for this challenge was "Go Green"  I thread painted the bird, and the tree.  the nest is scraps of thread and usually tossed fabric ends, selvages and scraps.  The leaves were thread painted using wash out stabilizer, they can be seen thru after washing out the stabizer.  They were also once a thread bowl I recycled to use in this quilt.  It did not earn a ribbon at the NQA show, it is traveling,  been to Reno Nv, and a couple more places before it arrives home in October.  I think it is one of my new favorites.  I love the background, it is just a very calming quilt to me.

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