The first pass at the FQ's and complimentary fabrics.
So... Knowing the look of Tim Holtz, my mind went steampunk-y. Tasked to find a pattern that was appropriate I started looking in 'modern' magazines, and ran across a contemporary Dresdan plate design called Gearing Up. Yup, that works.
The Gears are paper pieced but hey, I know what I'm doing, right? So the first one I made, I sewed strips of the appropriate width together and used the appropriate degree wedge ruler and it turned out super! BUT the waste! Lol.
Interesting the different feel from the different layouts!
and a few of the other blocks coming around...
time for the centers :)
Top together ....
And quilting on the Longarm...
Love how this turned out!
and found a really cute gears pano from Kim Diamond to use
Finished quilt is 54 x 72. I think the pano is a great choice - it really pulls in the steampunk look.
These are on display August 1 - 15, at Times Square Frozen Yogurt, winner of the Challenge will be determined by the most pocket change collected in their 'can' at the exhibit!