Friday, September 07, 2018

Another OMG art quilt

One Monthly Goal for September

This is a short post to get my OMG for September posted on time! It's important because it really does help me plan so that I can keep track of that dreaded word - deadline!

I'll have to work faster than the end of the month to get my Connected by a Thread art quilt project done on time. It's due on Monday, September 17th, the night of my Out of the Box Fibre Art group meeting.
Woven pieces of hand-dyed fabrics
I posted some elements of the abstract fibre art piece in June. I've done some work on it, but it really hasn't advance as much as it should have.

When I don't know what I'm doing, it's really, really easy to get distracted by pretty much anything!

So far, the piece includes some felting, embroidery, beading and couching. I'm having a difficult time working with these muted fabrics but I'm confidant that it will turn out well. 

I've also been procrastinating about when to start quilting. It hit me a couple of days ago that since I want to do more embroidery, that I will just use these stitches as quilting at the same time.

One of the techniques that I've used to figure out the next steps is printing a large photo of the piece and then adding possible designs on it. Unfortunately that's as far as it went until I figured out that I could quilt it with embroidery thread. 

This photo was taken after my June post since the woven piece above now has embroidery around it. It looks much better. 

Slowly adding elements
The photo below was taken after I had started embroidering the bottom part. I really like the three dimensional element. When it's done, I'll tell you how it came about by accident :-)

Since then, I've finished a beaded piece to top the circle. I'm pretty sure that the driftwood piece will go above the woven appliqué. I have some nifty ideas for some dangling embellishments but I have to get the background finished before I can play with those.

Some progress
What I learned
  • I'm going to keep most of my lessons learned for when I finish this piece. It's been hard to concentrate on it when so many other projects are much clearer in my mind.
  • As much as I dread deadlines, this is what, again, is going to push me to finish this piece. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it's going to turn out 😊

Related links
Linking parties
I will be linking up this post to the September One Monthly Goal (OMG) Setting link-up. As well, check out all of the other cool linking parties. Silly Mama Quilts WIPNeedle & Thread Thursday, Off the Wall FridayMidweek MakersLet's Bee SocialFinished or Not Friday, Friday Foto FunCan I Get A Whoop Whoop?Slow Sunday Stitching

What's coming up or going on!
The 2018 Online Quilters' Meet & Greet is going on. Come meet each participating quilter. It really is great fun. I can't wait to sit down this weekend and read these posts! Here is the link to my post.
2018 Online Quilters' Meet & Greet 
If there's a little bit of quilting stress in my life right now, it's also because of this other deadline! I can't complain since I've had so much fun making this quilt - but it's due this week, so you know what I'll be doing on the weekend and the rest of the week (other than working on the Connected by a Thread quilt!)
This blog hop starts Monday!
Thanks for dropping by - and see you soon!


  1. Really bright, pretty fabrics. Hoping you get this Goal finished.

  2. thanks so much for linking up!

  3. Very unique piece! Can't wait to see it evolve. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  4. You and I are both playing beat the clock this weekend to finish a project for the My House Hop. See you there!

  5. That's a great goal for this month, I can't wait to see it finished!


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