Monday, May 4, 2009

My pieces for the Puzzle Piece Swap

I am happy to be taking part in Pat Winter's Puzzle Piece Swap. Everyone taking part is making four puzzle pieces to a set size and shape in whatever form of mixed media artwork you like. What we receive back is four puzzle pieces made in different artforms from four different people all made in friendship. We will each get to put our little puzzles together for a wall hanging.

Of course all of my pieces just had to be crazy quilted. The first one, above, is an under the sea theme. I love detached buttonhole stitch so I used that to make some fish netting at the bottom. I added some starfish using whipped spider web stitch as well as a small seashell charm. The plant growth was made with feather stitch and couched ribbon. The fuzzy beige one was especially fun to do. It was a fuzzy ribbon and with a simple gathering stitch it became a very textural bit of seaweed.

This is the second piece I made and it is a more traditional bit of crazy quilting. There are two butterfly charms as well as a dangling fan charm. In the botom left corner patch there is a single oya flower. I attached a mother of pearl button with a tiny bead swag and some lace adorned with beads. All the tiny seams were fun to do.

The third puzzle piece is another under the sea one. There I used more feather stitch, some wispy yarn couched down and a tiny seahorse charm hiding in it. There is a fish charm swimming along and more woven spider web starfish. The last thing in the bottom corner is a piece of tatting that I think I have decided is some kind of coral.

The last puzzle piece is another more Victorian one. I started by adding a tiny silkie I had. There is a tiny blue crochet butterfly, some dyed lace flowers and a couple more of the tiny butterfly charms. Along with the stitched seamwork I used a tiny piece of gold braid trim on one seam.

This has been a lot of fun to do and I can't wait to see what I receive in return. If you would like to see more of the puzzle pieces being made for this swap, you can visit the Pieces of Friendship blog.


Miss 376 said...

I've never seen anything like this before. What a fun swap. Your pieces are delightful

Judy S. said...

Love your puzzle pieces, Kerry!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Thank you!