I am slowly but surely finishing up the pieces for last year's Take It Further challenge. I have all of the patchwork pieces completed. Here are the most recent ones.
Along with trying color combinations as part of the challenge, I used these pieces to explore different patchwork blocks. This has improved (and challenged!) my piecing skills and I can imagine doing a full quilt from some of these blocks. Some day.
The other part of each month's challenge was based on a theme chosen by SharonB. During the challenge year I started pieces for the themes, but did not get quite all of them finished!
Well, I've finally finished the very first one! In January, Sharon asked us who we look up to and admire, and why. I couldn't settle on one person, but decided on a group who shared an attribute I admire . . . the courage to follow their muse wherever it leads. I placed a lot of symbolism here, so don't expect to recognize everyone!
These pieces will all get finished into pages for a fabric book. I have one more theme piece to complete. It is all embroidery so may take awhile, but is coming along nicely so far. Once the book is assembled I will post pictures and give some more information.
This project is coming along pretty well. I've enjoyed all the work and I'm not sure I want it to be finished. But then, there are lots of ideas for new projects. I don't expect to ever die from boredom!