Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Coleus Palette Challenge Stuff


"Savannah Tiger"
10½" by 11½"
Cotton fabrics and threads, fused appliqué

This month's Color Palette Challenge from Three Creative Studios  is coleus colors.  You can check it out here.  I used two green strips from my hand-dye stash -- the rest of the greens were from the box o' blue/green scraps.  The dark reddish colored fabric is another hand-dye.

I had a lot of fun playing with the quilting around the tiger.

I used a new (for me) technique to finish the edge.  Judy Coates Perez had a tutorial on this here.  Easy-peasy -- and it looks great!  Yes, I know it's just pinned; I'll sew it down later.


Also for this month, I dyed a couple of scarves in the challenge colors.  This one is silk.
And this one is a silk rayon blend.  I'm a little camera-shy, so Rosie graciously offered to model for me.

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your scarves are beautiful and your quilt is spectacular!

judy coates perez said...

Great quilt Karen and the binding came out great!

Chris said...

I love the tiger! Can't wait to see what you do with the newly dyed fabrics. :)

Beth said...

Fabo!!! (the previous comments took the words right from my fingers)

stitchinglife2 said...

Many thanks for the link to the faced binding tutorial. Brilliant! Love those scarves, too.

Judy Warner said...

I love how you created the tiger so simply.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Your tiger is wonderful. You did some great quilting on it. The scarves are beautiful as well.

Barb said...

That is so amazing!

Robbie said...

I just love this tiger!! Nice, nice job, Karen!