This weeks challenge of Project Quilting is called "Annie's Vision". To create your challenge piece you're asked to be inspired by the art of Annie Young, who has lost her vision and is now painting solely from her memory. If you don't know her art, and she's not got many followers yet, make sure to check out her blog. Her paintings are full of colour and my favourites are especially her lovely flower paintings.
That's the reason why I picked her Sunflower painting "Confetti Susan" as my favourite. All the flowers of Annie's paintings really fit into my plan to use my Dresden ruler for this weeks challenge and create my first ever Dresden plates. For the non-quilters reading this, Dresden plates are flower shapes and there's a special ruler to cut the fabric with to create the petals that are then sewn together.
I have only made one in-the-process picture where the parts are all sewn up already, but I'm sure it wasn't the last time I used my Dresden template, because making this sunflower was so much fun. I can't believe I've had this ruler for almost 2 years now and never used it before! Crazy!
So my challenge piece for this week turned out to be a mug rug. Or maybe you even want to call it a little mini-quilt. It could probably changed into a wall-hanging, but I didn't add corners on the back, a mug-rug it is then ;)
I also used batiks once again. I really love them, and the brown fabric worked really well to substitute for sunflower seeds in my opinion.
That's one project I can scratch off my list for this week.
Another current big project is to stash up my Dawanda Shop, which means I made piles of Egg and Apple Potholders this week. And when I say piles, I mean it:
Next up planned are red and yellow apples, then possible toadstool mushrooms, and maybe some Easter stuff. Which I probably should get working on, seeing how Easter is already next month :-/
And then I have Angie's Monthly Book Challenge over at Heart of Charnwood, that I still want to enter and also Kristy's paper-pieced Block of the Month on her blog at Quiet Play. I suppose I will be busy for a while, as there are other projects I have lined up added to that lol.
Until next time,