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Sharon S Project Quilting Entry | by PersimonDreams
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Sharon S Project Quilting Entry

Inspiration photo:

www.flickr.com/photos/danielvirella/6661756973/

 

When I first saw this photo, I was drawn to the shades of white and gray with the interplay of shadows, backed by the vibrant blue sky. It wasn't until much later that I saw the intersection of the 2 rooflines, making the much smaller squares in the center of the photo. Those small squares became my inspiration, which I recreated using striped fabric and sewing simple straight lines.

 

(info on me and my project)

Hi, I'm a SAHM with 3 busy girls. I'm from Michigan where I've only recently learned the basics of quilting. This is my first time participating in this challenge and I'm looking forward to learning more! We are always struggling with storage in our 100 yr old house and my girls rec'd a ton of Legos for Christmas which continue to take over our living room. I saw this 17" crate this week and Bingo! I knew what I was going to make! My girls painted it this week and I plan to distress it, add industrial casters, a couple handles and stencil a word on it (PLAY, BUILD, or CREATE).

 

The crate needs a liner to keep all those Legos from falling out. I had picked up this striped fabric to make pillows for our living room. But after seeing my inspiration photo, I knew it would be perfect for this! I used dark gray thread to contrast with the shades of tan and cream and to bring in the blue from the sky. The bag has a square bottom (my first!) and a draw string to pull the bag out of the crate and take the Legos to play in other parts of the house.

 

Sharon

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Taken on January 14, 2012