Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Leather Horse Scene #itsbetterinleather

OK....quilting is finished....painting, i'm not sure is finished....how to finish it...???

I'm thinking I want to mount this on a board .... maybe a board in the shape of Texas. and put those little metal round things around the edges.

My son drew the design for me. if he wants this, i will let him have it.


The overall size...at its widest points....is 29" wide and 28" tall.

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Uncle Johnny leather is rougher than Tandy leather....it makes my thread shred. 

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Thank you for Peggy and Jean and Riley and all who offered advice and encouragement. 

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I am a little amazed ... no one said i was insane. haha   thank you

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So, what do you think about the tree?  should i dye the tree green? somehow, i think that would be too much color. 

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It wants to curl up ... which is one reason i think it would look good mounted on a board.

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The back is a piece of thrift store fabric from the stash. If you look closely, you can see the word "wrangler" all over it.


And a closer look

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Top threads were Glide black for the vertical lines ... stitched twice; Glide Sienna for the outline... stitched many times; Bottom Line Taupe for the horizontal lines, stitched twice; Bottom Line Med. Brown for the bobbin. I used 4 bobbins.

It was a fun one to quilt...but,

..i hate that hindsight thing.....i should have made the large horse black and the tree dark brown.
..the marker that i used on part of it...from Tandy Leather....does not come off. i tried to cover it with thread, but where i didn't get it all....you see white/silver spots. dye does not cover it either.
..using really fat batting is WORK!

I seem to learn a bit with each piece....perhaps after another few pieces, they will come out wonderful. haha

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

Very, very nice!
BTW, I want to thank you for being one of two friends that I'm still following on FB. One politics is mentioned I unfollow. How people think that their opinion is so valuable that they have the ability to persuade people by calling "the other half" stupid is beyond me. My FB is still a happy place with my 2 remaining friends!

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