Quilt Documentation # 122
|NOFA Book Challenge - Textures|
This is another NOFA challenge, made in 2009.. (see previous post for Green Challenge)
NOFA stands for Northern Ontario Fibre Artists, a group of seven from 3 Northern Ontario communities, Englehart, Kenogami, and Timmins. We meet 3 or 4 times a year to exchange ideas, show and tell about whatever we are dabbling in at the time and enjoy each other's company.
We also like to challenge ourselves to try new techniques. There always seems to be a challenge in the works.
For the Book Challenge each person chose a theme and made a cover for the “pages” that were going to be made by everyone else. The size of the cover determined the sizes the pages had to be made.
My book measures 9” x 13” and the pages are 8” x 11”.
The theme for my book is Textures.
|Textures Cover before assembly|
For my cover I wove together 2 1/2” strips of fabric which I then stamped. I added loose threads, trims, even small crocheted flowers and covered the whole thing with tulle. I free motion quilted, outlining some of the stamped designs and filling in with as many designs as I could think of.
The inside of the cover is one my hand dyed. Two of the edges were shaped in a curved designs and zigzagged with variegated thread.
|Inside cover - detail|
I made a button from FIMO modelling clay and added a couple of beads to the end of a sparkly string to wrap around and hold the book closed.
THE PAGES MADE BY MY FRIENDS:
|made by Marie|
|made by Silvia|
|made by Karen|
|made by Kit|
|made by Jane|
|made by Marnie|
SOME OF THE PAGES THAT I MADE FOR MY FRIENDS' BOOKS:
I'm missing a couple, I'll update when I find them.
|Window for Kit|
|Tree for Marie|
|Flowers for Jane|
|Doors for Silvia|
Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Needle and Thread Network. Hope it is OK to link up as I feel that my whole blog is a WIP as I document quilts, etc. old and new.
And Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday.