Thursday, January 29, 2015

Geisha Sue and Samuri Sam

I can't find the date of when i embroidered these blocks or pieced the top...i know it has been 2 or 3 years.


It is 46" wide and 44" tall


Sue and Sam were done by embroidery machine.


I bought Sue and Sam separately but didn't want to just make a bunch of them or use them separately.


So i decided to put them with this geisha panel that i had.


I SID around everything....more or less.  borders were made from a bunch of Asian charm squares that i had left over.


Back is a piece of fabric from the stash


I used several different colors for the top and changed the colors in the bobbin also 

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Top threads were Glide. i used the black for the background fill on the geishas

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Bobbin threads were a So Fine and  a Bottom Line. i used the dark green with the black.

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This is the last one quilted for January. i think i did pretty good for this month.

Off to the Duck in the back Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Meet Roscoe and Roberta

I have no history of when i did these....but i know it was at least a couple years ago but i can't find any pics....but it is two more tops out of the TBQ cabinet. 

It is a fusible applique....and i used the thick fusible stuff that says not to sew through....sigh!  

The pattern is from Fiber Mosaics and called Cock-A-Doodle

This is Roscoe


He is 21" wide and 23" tall

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Back a bright red that was in the stash

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Binding the same as the background fabric. quilting on that striped background fabric made my eyes cross.

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This is Roberta....aka know as rotisserie....hahahaha   thanks for the laugh, Michelle. she is 26" wide and 24" tall


They are both made from men's shirts found in thrift stores. i used a thinish batting on the bottom and then a thicker batting under the chicken/rooster. so they puff up nicely.

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Copper Glide for top; same shade Bottom Line for bobbin

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See that white spot by the neck? that is where my needle broke....i think the tip of it is in Roberta's neck. the white is some batting pulled through. that brown piece on her neck was the culprit. there were about 6 layers there. i was going slow but that didn't help. 

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This will more than likely hang at the Duck. i can't show them to my sister....she will want one. haha

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Applique Baltimore Album top

Another UFO is now a TBQ.  this Baltimore Album top was appliqued with the embroidery machine....done on November 27, 2013.  and pieced today, January 27, 2015.  I swear it doesn't seem that long since i've embroidered it. i've got to work faster.

It is 58 x 82"








Monday, January 26, 2015

House Numbers for the Duck....graffiti art

Here is my first graffiti art numbers for the Duck.  i wanted to practice before i tackled the side of the garage on a large scale. haha    i believe i am going to do my mailbox, too.  when you open the door of the mailbox...on the inside it will've got mail.  haha is the whole sign...


And a few closeups

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The silver washers on the corners mark the spots for the screws to go in to hold up the sign. once it is mounted, i will paint some brown over the washers and probably glue a few things over that to cover it up. it probably weighs about 10 pounds. is 12" x 18" 

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I put all the larger pieces on first....then filled in with buttons and larger beads...and then with tiny beads

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I've looked and looked at it....there is always another spot to cover or a place to fit a tiny bead but last night i finally said....done!

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I wanted to do the background in black but didn't have enough black i chose browns.

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What do you think?  I'm in love with it

Jim says the mail person will be spending a lot of time at my house looking at the sign....but i might not get any mail. haha

If you feel the need to get rid of stuff in your kids toy box or that junk drawer or that garage....i'll be happy to take the stuff off your hands.  haha

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fractured II

This came about from a quilt along with Vicki Welsh. I thought it was last year, but it was pieced on November 10, 2013. this is my second one of these. 

It is 80 x 88".  i chose to SID around the red and quilt in the yellow...which is what Vicki did in hers.


The middle


And the very needed feathers


I quilted it all as i rolled, so most design sections were just as much space as i had...then i changed designs on the next roll. but sometimes i liked what i did and continued it on for a bit....but not often. the following dozen pics shows some of my fills.






At one point i put in my name and the date. permanent label...haha    maybe i need to do that on all quilts.

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The border got the same all around...piano keys....various widths


The back was a pieced one of gray stripes. part of it is horizontal and part is is how the fabric fit so i went with it. and, the binding is this same gray stripe....part one way and part the other. i am consistently weird.


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Top thread was Glide Gold....bottom was 2 light yellows and 1 gold of So Fine. i was using up last bits of thread on spools. the shades were close enough you would never tell. 

This one was on the frame over a week and i am now tired of it so glad it is done. i think i am getting a small customer quilt tomorrow at quilt class so that will be up next. then it is back to busting UFOs and that TBQ cabinet.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Let's Go!

Another UFO is now a TBQ.  i don't have a record of when i embroidered these blocks. i'm thinking about 2013. but they got pieced together today. and will probably be quilted up is rather small....33x41"


I used the colors they are pretty bright...and sometimes strange. haha







About right for a drag around blankie for a little one. or a cover for a doll.  either way....some little kid will love it.

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