CherryWood Fabrics held a contest. Need I say more. Ummm...yes - sign me up. Of course, there was a nice lengthy time to enter before the deadline (a few months, I believe). Per usual, I chose the work under pressure manner of creating - so in about 36 hours before the deadline - I was in.
It started like this. It even came with a permission slip to encourage me to cut into those GORGEOUS fabrics....
And like a fearless lioness - I did just that.
The theme was Lion King, The Musical. If you had a chance to see any of their challenge entries from last year, based on the musical Wicked - they were amazing. If you didn't catch it - by all means take a look. Spectacular work. I put the link below but you can google it and get even more things to peruse.
I was going to use the circle of life reference as my inspiration.
|Finding all things circular for tracing|
|Lots of good choices for color|
So I mulled it over a night (wasted hours....) and then I got really juiced up and figured out a more complex and interesting design. Which required...
|A nice 9 degree wedge|
I harnessed my super power : "working really fast under pressure" and the design began to form:
And eventually became this:
I called upon my secondary super hero power: "quilting the snot of out of a quilt".
|Mufasa is raw edge appliquéd with lots of tiny, slow quilting moves.|
|Totally worth the time....|
I have learned how to turn these on a lathe and polish them into beautiful sewing tools. If you've ever held one of these in your own hand - then you know how good they feel. If you haven't - you should absolutely take one for a test drive. They feel luxurious. I hardly minded unsewing while using this!! More on this later...
So while the Mission Impossible them music played loudly - and despite the temporary slow down for unsewing, I was able to enter the contest (and I still had and hour and a half before the actual deadline!!!).
I'm pleased with my result (although those toes need some polish....) ... What are you working on???
Wicked Challenge:Cherrywood Wicked Challenge 2015