Isn't this pretty! Sandy is a first time customer for me, but I hope that we'll get to work together again. She sent me a photo of how the original quilt was quilted, and I took those ideas and then went slightly differently. This resulted in trying out several different ideas, and I'm thrilled with how it all turned out.
Quilted with the pantograph "Fern Gully" which I think is perfect because it makes the lion look like he's looking through grasslands. So very cool! This is for her son who is heading off to college soon. I hope he realizes just how amazing his mother is.
|Ann is the sister of my friend Xande. She is an art teacher at West Sylvan school, and this quilt was created by 6-8th graders as a part of their curriculum. This quilt now hangs in the display case at the school.|
I'm not sure what the "rules" were for the project, but it's obvious that they were to create a scene of an urban ecosystem using fabric, and it seems that embroidery was also required as each block has a least a little bit of embroidery stitching.
|All have the kid's names on the block, even though it may not show in the photo. I did find this one, below, as I was quilting, and it made me smile.|
|This is what Xande gave me for the backing. Fits the theme, but gives me a bit of the willies.|
While I'm not usually one for modern quilting, that's just what this one told me that it needed. In addition, Pat said "Do whatever you want" in terms of how to quilt it. The straight lines were easy, and the fun was adding the "ghost" blocks in a couple of areas.
Top right corner photo is "after" washing away the blue marking pen registration marks. That pen is cool! Moisten with a damp cloth, and away they go! Bottom photo also has much of the "jump" stitches where I drug thread tails along the quilt top. After the quilt was removed from the machine, it got a "haircut and a bath" of trimming threads and washing away ink. Hope Pat is pleased. I certainly am.
This is the quilt top for the Mastering Muscle Memory lesson. Again, part of that "read the full directions" first before submitting, but I can make this work. I needed to execute the 5 basic quilting shapes. Straight lines, S curves, Circles, Teardrops and Hooks. Then quilt them all in all 4 compass points, and doing the mirror image of several. (Circles don't have a mirror image.) So, here they are in all their "glory".