When I can, I enjoy participating in Scrap Happy which is sponsored via Kate and Gun. There are a few of us who like to use it all up and not make waste with our scraps. I am not certain this counts, or should I say should be counted twice (in two categories) but it is made entirely of scraps.
I have participated in the Ovarian Cancer quilt through my friend Kate in Australia and have several teal fabric scraps left from the process. I volunteered for two blocks in the quilt this year entitled: “Go Teal it on the Mountain”. You will have to wait for the other one to post after I put them into the mail. 😉
Specimen One follows…
There is a bit of back story on this design. It was inspired by a Tattoo I spotted on a young woman’s arm. I did a Google search for “Delectable Mountain quilt block pattern” and voila! Her arm popped up in the findings. Generally speaking, I am not interested in tattoos, but this one is so different it caught my eye and was the inspiration for my quilt block.
This tattoo brought to you by *Tattoo People G.No
To test the design I wanted to use for couching onto the surface I used a bit of clear cellophane gift wrapping medium to lay over the quilt block and then traced out my pattern.
You will note the finished couched design was not exactly like the trial version I had mapped out. I decided I didn’t want to have so many starts and stops to weave back into the stitching on the back of the block. I think two back woven ends are better than five.
Please do visit these other lovely scrap users to see what they’ve created this month
Kate , Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda (me),
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Karen,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley and Dawn
A last note: As mentioned above, I am not a tattoo person, but… were I ever to consider it G. No at Tattoo People would be my artist. And artist is a true description of the person behind this work! Florals and birds in colors that are amazing are the signature of her watercolor skin art. Following the link under the sample tattoo (above) will allow you to see some of some or her previous beauties.