Wednesday, June 25, 2008

June TIFC - Day Two


I'm getting a late start on the Take it Further Challenge for this month. My goal was to do something with the zippers I inherited from my grandmother. I pulled a few warm colored metal zippers out of the stash and added the green, brown, and beige to pick up on the colors in this months' challenge.

I don't yet know what I'm doing but I want the zippers to be able to open and I'm planning on having about ten things that remind me of my grandmother behind the closed zipper. I also want most of the zipper showing.

I think it's going to be fairly simple construction and quilting. My big concern will be remembering to try not and break any needles.


Living consciously...

The practice today: In the final moment, looking back on your life, what do you take with you?

Love this question! But, I don't want to be looking back at the final moment, I hope I'll still be looking forward. I suppose if it could be one thing I'd take curiosity - never know, it might come in handy. In the meantime...

As I grow older, part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me. ~ Bebe Moore Campbell

3 comments:

Kay said...

Cool idea! I don't know--having those zippers open may not be that simple. Good luck.

Sarah E. said...

I really REALLY like your concept. Can't wait to see how you accomplish the zipper thing, but I hope it works because I want to see!!!!

Quilt Pixie said...

one of the "bag books" I have talks about sewing the zippers down, then slicing the backing open behind them -- I imagine something like that would work well for the layout you're planning.... Interesting that you refer to the zippers opening showing something, whereas when I think Zipper I think closure -- holding something in :-)