Thursday, November 29, 2012

Upcycle Thursday!!

When looking for upcycling ideas for textiles/clothing etc.   I came across this and was blown away.
A trip to see this is definitely going on my bucket list (Rio de Janiero, Brazil).
Hope you are as impressed with this as I am.

This fish, one of three, is made from plastic bottles.  It is a social commentary as well as beautiful sculpture.
The fish are lit up at night!

This is the link to the "upcycle that" website where you can read the whole article and also find lots of other upcycling ideas.  upcyclethat.

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Dear Jane Update!!

Our little Dear Jane group is on Week 3 of our year long challenge.
We are doing block s A4, B1, A11 and flag 4 (top row).  I have 3 done so far and will post the 4th one tomorrow.  So far most of the blocks have been done in a paper piecing method and applique.  I am going to try to do the week 4 blocks by hand - lets hope it works out ok.  

flag 4

My only problem this week was the choice of fabric for the A4 block.  I thinkg the design of the block gets lost in the print.  Oh well !!
Have a great day!!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Design Wall Monday!!

A group of friend from our quilt guild have decided to make the Dear Jane quilt.  We have decided to do it over a one year period(hopefully).  This will require us to make 4 blocks per week to get it done.
We are now starting week 3 - so far so good!!

week 1 blocks
week 2 blocks
Check out design wall monday over on patchwork times.
Have a great day!