Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Scraptastic Tuesday Winners and a project

Before I announce the ST winners for the November link up, I wanted to share my scrappy project for this week. 


On Sunday, I awoke sad and angry about the events in Paris. I looked at my small bin of tiny scraps of Michael Miller solids left over from my paper piecing project, and though that I could sew them together.


I started with pairs and then joined the pairs, trimming and cutting off bits as I went.

in progress

Soon I had this blob - I was thinking about a river of blood and of tears. I pulled out the Michael Miller fabrics that I had received for the Modern Quilt Guild fabric challenge and though about them together.

in progress

Then, last night, after some other fun improv blocks, I just decided that it was safe to cut those fabrics up and add them to my blob. Without any clear plan, before I knew it, I had an improv tear shape.


So I carried on and used up most of the prints. This quilt will be called paris. She is about 24" square right now, I am not sure if she is finished, but I think so. There will be a lot of quilting - very dense.

You know one cannot solve very many problems with a quilt or with a creative piece, but it sure helps me to work out some of the emotions this way.

Now, on to the Scraptastic Tuesday November link winners.

A huge thank you to our generous sponsors for providing the following prizes which have  been awarded randomly among those of you who linked up as follows:
    I'll get emails out to the winners shortly.

    Please plan to join Nicky from Mrs. Sew and Sow and I for December's Scraptastic Tuesday link up on the second Tuesday in December, which is December 8, 2015. In the meantime, if you have not visited the November links yet, there is great inspiration there, go here.




    Teje Karjalainen said...

    Hi Leanne! Thank you so much, I can't believe I was so lucky! Your scrappy project looks very inspiring! I need to start something with curves. x Teje

    Rosa said...

    Yummiest.Can´t wait to see it finished.Congrats to all the winners!

    Katherine said...

    Gorgeous and striking improv, Leanne! I wholeheartedly agree that creativity can be a wonderful way to process and work through our thoughts and feelings. Such a positive way to deal with a difficult time.

    Totally surprised and delighted to have my name drawn for a prize this month. Thank you so much!

    Loganstitches said...

    Oh my! I can't believe I won. Thanks for hosting and congratulations to all the winners! Leanne, this is such a great project and way to deal with frustration and anger. Those curves feel like they'd be soothing to sew.

    Laura Chaney said...

    What a poignant and powerful improv block.

    Vera said...

    I thought it was just a block but it is bigger. Looking good! Congrats to the winners, yipee! Thank you to the sponsors!

    pennydog said...

    This quilt will be fantastic.

    Anonymous said...

    There isn't much we can do to personally aid those in Paris. We can pray. But I believe in the power of the positive energy emitted by creating! Way to take something bad and make something good of it!

    priscilla said...

    Very poignant.

    Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

    This is a great project and a great way to relieve some stress.

    leanne said...

    love your improv - sewing is such a lovely way to deal with stress. The curved borders also make me think of Paris

    Archie The Wonder Dog said...

    What a great way to deal with all the feelings about Paris (and now Mali) xx