The Crazy Quilt International yahoo group recently had an "All About Grey" challenge. We were to construct a 12x12 block in shades of grey (includes silver and pewter), use some glass, fiber and metal in the piece. This is the first challenge I've ever participated in and I must admit, it was a challenge! An excellent study in the use of value.
So, how did it start....
I started with laying out elements. I dyed some silk ribbon and laces. I also coloured polyester laces with transfer dye. I didn't use everything in the photo but was surprised to find I had far more than I thought!
A close up of the SRE motif. I would have liked to have more variation of colours in the silk ribbon but found it difficult to achieve grey without getting black or blue, so went with what I had.
Had never stitched a spider web before. I like it but would stitch it differently next time. My spider is pitiful - I need to learn how to stitch one properly! I made it far more difficult than it needed to be. Many of the buttons I used in the cluster were from Pat's stash (remember all those buttons last year!). Added some brads (as in scrapbooking), a broken earring and beads.
I found Gerry Krueger's new blog, Block Talk very helpful in designing this block - thanks Gerry!
I have decided to take this summer off from blogging. I find I want to spend more time outside in the garden and enjoying the weather than I do with creative pursuits at this time of year. Having said this, it doesn't mean I won't be playing around with something, just not as much as usual. I'll be working on various projects both ongoing and new so hope to have a variety to share when I return in September.
Enjoy your summer!