As I write this post it is a very sunny day here in Wisconsin (in spite of the low temperature). Last year was a “challenging” year in many ways. The challenge I’d like to talk about in this post is a bright and happy one 😄.
The ThreadBenders decided to have one large challenge this year entitled Vintage Travel Posters which I wrote about in November (click here for the post about that challenge).
We also chose to have 3 small challenges since three themes were presented and we couldn’t make up our minds. The first was to make a fabric postcard and mail it. I posted about that in April,
and you can access that post by clicking here.
Our second small challenge was due in July, but gathering them all up for photography proved to be a bit of a challenge itself. I did have mine completed on time and I had so much fun stitching and beading it that I did a three episode post at these links: Sun 1, Sun 2, Sun 3 (I apologize for being a bit repetitive to those of you who have read all the posts on these links, but I have had many new followers join in recent times who may have missed them). I call my sun quilt “Feel the Heat”.
All of our Sun quilts are now completed and featured on our ThreadBenders site, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you here!
I love being a part of this very talented and creative group!
In conclusion to the challenges for 2021 ~ our last challenge was to make a piece using sheer fabrics. It turns out that most of our fiber artists were hesitant to use such a non-traditional fiber, as we so far have seen just 2 of these challenge quilts. But those 2 were fascinating!
I have used sheers quite a bit in my quilts, so instead of making something new I brought one of my favorite Parallelisms quilts to the December meeting (I know, it’s cheating, but there were no prizes 🙂). I call it Spheres.
To be honest, many of us suffer from a bit of procrastination, so you may see more of these challenge quilts completed in the future 😁.