Friday, November 7, 2014

ART PROMPT - #16 – Cover up something - Part 1

Work in Progress

Since I needed something to cover up, I dug around my UFO pile and found this project.


some of the pieces were appliqued, some not

It was started in response to our quilting guild's 2007 President's Challenge which entailed picking three colouring crayons from a bag. The three colours chosen had to be used in a small quilt and one more colour could be added.

My colours were brown, green and orange – totally NOT my colours, I added yellow (gold) as my fourth colour.

This is as far as I got before deciding that this was pretty ugly and I didn't know where to go with it.

Instead I made “Birdhouse”. I blogged about it here.


When I put it away I stuck the left-over fabric in the bag along with the project.

fabric from original project
I fused some Heat n Bond to the back of the gold and green and cut into 1/2” strips.

My idea of fusing a grid over the whole thing seemed like an easy execution. Keeping everything straight and weaving over and under in the right places proved different. I had to take out several rows. I gently heated the strips with my iron and was able to pull them up and fuse them back down. I don't know if this would work with any fusible web but it work fine with this one.

keeping it straight
over and under

I added some batting and a back and quilted along both edges of the strips.


WAIT! I'M NOT DONE. I have an idea for more covering up. I hope it works!

Linking to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday

See you next time,



ART PROMPT - #16 – cover up something


One prompt, one project (taking as long as required to finish the project)

It's OK to finish or use a previously started project (UFO) as a starting point.

Make something creative.

Use any Media.

Blog about the project.

Pick another prompt once the project is done.


Anonymous said...

A most interesting transformation. (I have a few pieces that could use covering up. :-) )

Vera Holmgren said...

Looking forward to see the result, very interesting!