Hi Sharon, I’ve printed out the colour palette , but the print out is completely different !! I think I’ll try to match the monitor on a paint sample card if I don’t have the right colour in my thread stash so I can put them on my design board for a while. At first glance they evoke Tudor costumes, not sure why, perhaps it’s that adverts for “The Other Boleyn Girl” have been on the TV lately? Mulling over a few ides between hand sewing servants caps and costumes due on Monday.
P.S. Haven’t forgotten I still have to complete February, that’s on the list for next week too!
Sharon, thankyou. This must be one of my favourite palettes.
Also I would like to say a special thankyou for taking the time to provide these challenges each month – I am truly grateful.As well as providing the motivation for stitching something different, being able to follow the progress of so many participants has been incredibly enriching for me.
Hi Sharon ,
I like the thought for this month.The little things that are mostly overlooked.The colour palette is really striking.I have not put any pictures yet(I have to learn to operate the camera& to transfer the pictures to the computer,still)though you give me plenty to think and write about.Thanks for loosening my writing skills which had become pretty rusted since my college/student days,especially in these days of Telephones/cellphones.
I was going to say how much I liked this piece when you posted it, but didn’t get round to it – I didn’t realise that I’d get the chance to see it again! However I enjoyed the challenge so much last month that I’m going to give the little things idea a go!
Did you realize that every palette had some shade of beige/ochre/dirty yellow in it? I begin to wonder, is this coincidence or guided by your colour preferences Sharon? (if I may ask)
I like this one better than the two previous ones although it is not exactly my style either. I’m looking forward to working with it.
this is interesting, I like all the wandering thoughts I get about these themes. This is going to be a year of a deeper understanding of myself! It is also important to me to read and see the ideas of others.
I like to draw little details when I have difficulties to concentrate. I am going now to follow my pencil!
Considering I’m living where it’s still winter, my eventual project will involve … cutout snowflakes (talk about tiny versus big!). But still am working on both Jan and Feb! Maryjo http://fibersandtravel.blogspot.com/
When I first read the challenge, my mind went completely blank, then before I went to bed last night, I began to mull it over and now I have a direction. My first thoughts can be found on my blog http://www.tyquilts.com/blog
My response to February’s challenge was the black and white television. I can remember when my parents bought our 1st tv, I think I was about 4. We were all so excited about it. In fact some place in the family album there’s a picture of me standing in front of it, holding my never out of my arms stuffed “FLUFFY” bunny.
I tried to make a representation of that television with it’s on/off button, channel button, vertical, horizontal and contrast buttons—at least that’s what I think all those buttons were.
My tv picture is an abstract work of stitches in shades of black and white with some beads to give it some pizazz just as that 1st tv did to our lives.
As I worked through the challenge, specifically when I named my piece I couldn’t help but feel that it was a more black and white world then.
Perhaps the word is “SIMPLER”.
Thank you Sharon, for the challenge———
on to MARCH.
This month’s piece is again inspired by Georgia O Keeffe…this quote from her is one of my favorites…and although she drew attention to the flower by making it very large, I’ll be using color and detail to mark it.
“When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.”
Wonderful colors and theme! Instantly applied to Andean Textile design – both colors and small details. Great for needlepoint, it will be – and a good excuse for a new pillow to stitch. http://www.fairy-crafts.blogspot.com
am re-entering the land of cloth and thread after decades of absence while i tended to other things, other people. for 2 months i’ve followed your challenges and the participants’ interpretations with great interest and enjoyment. i understand that your membership list is currently full, and i’d like to add my name to the waiting list should an opening pop open. think this would be just the challenging, creative structure i need. would you please tuck me away, just in case? in the meantime, okay if i participate silently from the wings?
I have been thinking about the theme of small details. My new passion is crazy quilting. I am thinking of doing a block in the colors and detailing the block with stitches and beads etc. email@example.com
I have several ideas to choose from this month. One is to complete a UFO! My UFO list is emblematic of my preference for piecing. I never get around to the actual quilting. Somehow I think I’ll be in trouble if I do this! Bobbi’s thoughts about Georgia O’Keefe have given me another idea for a block. Thanks Bobbi.
This is scary–I’m finally getting with the new technology. I’ve created a blog and posted my February challenge response to it. http://www.jaffys.blogspot.com
It’s not the prettiest blog but I’m just learning.
Thanks for helping through another milestone Sharon.
I have no connection at home at the moment so placing my Feb piece will have to wait until I go to the UK at the Weekend. Terribly frustrating. This is being sent from work, but unfortunately the system here does not allow me to up load on my blog!! That’s Africa for you, atcually that is not true, it is just where we live, the telephone lines were damaged by a storm. I am able to view some of the challenges and my my what beautiful work!
One of the simple things in life that gives me a great deal of pleasure is playing with my paint programs, so I decided to combine this with the colours this time and I need to play a lot more before I know what I will make. But there are a few new images on my blog http://digitalgran.blogspot.com.
Sharon, I’ve blogged my first thoughts about this month’s challenge. Just need to survive this hectic weekend, so I can FOCUS on something really creative next week !!
Christine in damp Sydney http://missmuffettwo.blogspot.com/
I looked at the number on the top of that dark blackish looking colour, and typed it into the box on this site – http://chir.ag/phernalia/name-that-color/ … and it came up and said it is “Cod grey” LOL
… but there are some very weird colour names on that site! … like why is there a colour called “Underage Pink”? LOL (it is a lot of fun to play with though … hmmm “Mortar” and “Nandor” look nice together. so do “Mortar” and “Mosque” … with “Mountbatten Pink” … LOL)
Well this month looked like a huge challenge with the color palette. I started to work on a challege for QA Magazine & realized that it works for MARCH’s color scheme. Here’s my progress, Lunar Migration:
I created a light and dark value run for each of the colors in this month’s challenge. If anybody wants the chart, I placed a picture on my blog http://www.dianem.wordpress.com
You are welcome to use it.
I have been busy with my March challenge. I have posted a pic on my blog. Jan and Feb challenge pictures have still to be posted on my blog. We have been busy redecorating and I have lost my camera cable – it’s somewhere safe!
Hi Sharon, my first bits are up on my blog but it is so hot and sticky here i may have to wait for the weather to cool, if it ever does before i can do much more stitching as I chose to do it in silk this time. http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com
My piece for March is finished and posted on my blog, I like your challenges as they make me think to things that I often forgot as life is too busy, I’ll continue to make a postcard a month so I can go on with the challenge without accumulating Ufos. Thank you so much!
Latest update is now posted at: http://susaneta.wordpress.com/ . Its been interesting since now I live in the hottest capital city in Australia. We’re now 11 days into an expected 16 day heat wave. Just think 16 days of 38-40 degC temperatures!! I don’t want to see my electricity bill…
I have finished my March TIF Challenge,
on my blog http://backvalleyseasons.blogspot.com
After looking at Sharon’s wonderful crazy patch my offering looks very bare but that is the way I wanted this months to look.
I have posted a picture of my progress for the march tif on my blog http://www.tyquilts.com/blog and on flicker. I am working on adding details to the piece. At this point, I don’t know if I will like the finished piece.
This month I decided to combine the challenge concept and colours. After much thought details represented fo me the one thing I put off in my pieces until the very last minute cause I know my skills need improvement. check it out at http://www.barnyardchatter.blogspot.com
It is amazing how many of you have already finished the March TIF and we are only in the middle of the month! I have “already” finished the background of my quilt. Look here: http://fadenkunst.blogspot.com
I have an orchid blooming right now whose blosom is no larger then a quarter. It reminds me that the small things in life are many times more significant than the obvious. I want to try printing on lurtradur for the background and then collage the actual photo. I am really trying to get out of my traditional quilt box and “take it further”. I will post the photo of the orchid on my blog.
I’ve not gotten too far yet on my March piece, but have come up with the primary cell for the tessellation that I’m using to explore the idea of details. And I’ve begun to cut out the pieces for the hand-pieced and embroidered table runner I plan to make with it. Blogged at http://justenoughtime.wordpress.com on March 18.
I finished the March challenge last night and would like to thank everyone who left their comments about skirt on or off!
details on my blog http://travelfibreandthread.blogspot.com/
Have a great Easter.
I finally go going on the march TIF. Have a look at my blog, I’m making steady progress now. My idea is to do lots of mini samples with techniques involving melting fabric and then combine them into a sampler. I’m paying attention to the details of my craft. http://tenar72.wordpress.com
I’m not making much headway this month – it’s not ideas I’m lacking, just time. In an attempt to clear some space in my workroom I finished a postcard I’d been making. When I put it up on the blog I realised that it fulfilled this month’s challenge of looking at the detail – but that would be cheating, wouldn’t it???
What fun everyone’s work is! I missed out on February because i was sick as a dog for three weeks. I was better for two days and then our well got contaminated. Hubby is doing the finishing touches on our plumbing/filtration solution as I type. Hooray!!!
I actually have a tiny something for this month’s entry. It should be up on my blog by Wednesday. In the meantime, you can read all about our poop soup dilemma and check out a tutorial about photographing earrings (and other tiny things) on http://www.lunasbaublebilities.com
I have just finished my piece for the challenge and you can see it here http://digitalgran.blogspot.com
It has been great fun. Thanks Sharon for your excellent choice so far. I can’t wait for the April challenge.
I finished my March TIF Challenge with time to spare this time. You can look at it on my blog http://www.barbs-spiritsong.blogspot.com
There has been some great work created in this challenge. Looking forward to the next Challenge.
A little further progress. Top is pieced, backing fabric is dyed. Began quilting today. Beading and embroidery to come. Might make it by the EOM, but probably not. Picture from today at http://justenoughtime.wordpress.com
My March TIF is on my blog and in case you can’t tell it’s an embellished crow. I used mainly recylcled fibers from my stash, punched with the embellisher and some hand beading. I’m going to make more to hang on the tree at Crhistmas.
I’ve posted my completed March challenge on my blog, http://fiberhart.blogspot.com. I went round and round trying to decide what to do, so I don’t have any process posts about it. For some reason the concept ended up being a hard one for me, and I absolutely had to do spring colors. Hope you enjoy!
I’m seriously behind but I do see a light at the end of the tunnel to get caught up. I’ve been madly sewing/creating dance costumes for my daughter’s competitive dance numbers and now I just have to deal with attending the competitions. I’m back to being creative on my stuff. I’ve posted a bit about the March challenge on my blog.
I decided to do a quilt block which would later become a wall hanging. I loved these colors! I purchased fat quarters as close to the colors as I could, and chose the pattern Celtic Sunrise. I cut strips for the block. Then my iron died. It was just a cheapie from Walmart I got a couple of months ago. I wasn’t about to start sewing without an iron. I ordered a Naomoto iron and a vacuun ironing board. The iron arrived yesterday, as soon as the ironinb board gets here, I’ll be all set again.
Here I am playing catchup again! I finished my March TIF and posted it to Flickr.
My inspiration…Have you ever noticed that when you are away from home, that it’s the little things that make you homesick? It might be the comfort of your favorite chair, or the sweet smell of the garden in the evening, or your favorite jam on toast.
In the spring and summertime I have so plenty of work in the garden that I have to leave my place open. I hope there is room for me in the autumn. Thank you Sharon for arranging this. And thank you all the participants. It has been very inspiring to look at the many, many different approaches. Have a sunny summer & happy stitching to you all!