Friday, June 17, 2011

Paint chip challenge - Rush Hour

 We had our guild's end of the year picnic on Tuesday and the paint chip challenges were revealed.  I had posted my paint chips and fabric in an earlier post and had shown you how much fun it was making the layered waves background. 

My entry is called RUSH HOUR.  I made the little fishies using texture magic to get that scrunchy look and then just cut them and stitched them on with a tiny zig-zag.

This was a top early Tuesday morning and was completed at 5:30 pm just an hour before the picnic. 

Talk about Flames to my fanny!  and I even added the label!!  I still have to add a hanging sleeve but it's done! 
Next year's challenge was given out. It's called Odd or Even - A Song in your Heart.
Choose a song and make a quilt. If you are an "even" quilter, it can be a traditional quilt. If you are an "odd", then your piece should be anything BUT a traditional quilt. 

Guess which one I am??


9 comments:

Kay said...

What fun, Annie! I love it.

Annette J said...

I love it Annie and what a novel way to use that shrinky stuff. Do you mind if I try it myself?
Luv Annette

Sandy said...

It's wonderful-fun.

Melanie said...

OK-- You're definitely the ODD one(unlike your Covered Porch Friend).. Think of the song---Celebrate...How to mend a broken Heart...Dream Weaver...Kenny Chesney's Old Blue Chair....Somethings don't happen twice...Chris Daughtry's Home.....

Keep me posted on this one....

Libby said...

Love it!!!!! As for the even/odd - I say you fall into the odd category. I CANNOT imagine you making (toiling) over a traditional quilt built with triangles *ugh* As for a song, I'm thinkin' Springsteen. Why? Because Baby, You Were Born To Quilt! Miss you!

YankeeQuilter said...

A perfect quilt for summer!

ali lichtenstein said...

This is sooooo sweet! It'd be a great design for China--koi or goldfish are auspicious symbols. And as for you, I'd say there's quite a bit of "even" in you--here I'm thinking about your beautiful Civil War blocks--but there's even more "odd" and that's a compliment!

Gari said...

Couldn't you just enter this one next year? It certainly isn't traditional. Love it!

AnnieO said...

Fun, fun fun. Love the name and the design and the use of Texture Magic. Very inventive and smile-inducing to see. Congrats!