10 x 10 experiment
Today's project is not part of the block a day quilt. However it has led to ideas I will be using for future blocks.
This came from seeing an idea of clay beads or buttons with a grid punched in it for cross stitch. I kept thinking what a great accessory for a piece of fiber.
So, I molded a bunch of air dry clay and texturizing and stamped them. Then, I had to decide about color. I elected to use bright finger nail polishes for a quick shiny finish. Some metallic thread and embroidery floss stitches and they were ready. The colors felt beachy so I chose fabrics that went to a water and sand feel.
After that I knew I wanted some interesting textured quilting. I did a waves dense lines following the waves in the fabric on the back. Then I freehand machine stitched 3 sand dollars. I am working on the hand finished binding - then I will sew down the bright clay buttons.
I really love this for wall art. I have more clay buttons to play with - watch for more!