My world, my life, my thoughts...my way. I'm a longarm quilter who has an older fabric stash that i am trying to use up. I particularly like selvage quilting and strip and crumb blocks. Life in the country is a never ending education.
How many I Spys have I done? this is the second one this month. there have been MANY over the years. this was pieced August, 2014.
I was trying to get rid of novelty fabric pieces. I cut everything into 2.5" wide pieces. some 2" long...some 4"...some 6". i sewed them together into a long row....then cut the rows into 12" strips. I put 6 strips together to make a 12" block. I then pieced them alternately....1 horizontal...1 vertical. It came out 56 x 68"
It's a random rail fence.
Quilted with a panto called Amaze Me by Urban Elementz
Back is a blue and black flannel. Border was a purple and green floral print, so i used a purple binding.
Top thread was Glide Cobalt; bobbin was Superior Highlights Blue.
But....it's a daschund. hahahaha Larry is at it again.
I love that tail light hanging....his tag on his collar.
I might be a wee bit prejudiced....but, i think the boy is a genius. hahaha
and...i gave him some bird cages. he put a bird in one
Today I went shopping for junk .... for Larry....i came home with 244 kitchen table knifes.....at 10 cents a piece. my kind of bargain. that will make many more dragonflies and such. the lady at the thrift store asked me if i bought all her knives.....i told her yes, except for 2 or 3 that were not magnetic. they had no forks or spoons. i need to find a source for forks and spoons. they are hard to find.
This is my sister's quilt. She used up all of her plaids, i think. she wanted it quilted with hearts so it could be the companion piece to her last quilt that i put hearts on. it is about 82" square. That border is really stretchy and might need to be trimmed up some. flannel plaids seem to stretch a lot.
It went pretty quickly...5 hours. I stitched across the bottom of the block...inserted the heart....went up and back down the seam between the blocks....and continued across the row. I did the borders as i came to the end of the row. kept on going back and forth until i ran out of bobbin thread. took 9 bobbins.
I quilted a little surprise in there for her....i'll see how long it takes her to find it. haha
Border was large meander with some hearts thrown in.
Back was this
Top thread was Glide dark green....bobbin was Superior Highlights Red
I will probably deliver it on Thursday. She is working on something else, so i might be bringing another one back home to quilt.
These are the same fish panels as the last ones...except on these i did a panto...that i think looks like seaweed. it's called Pollyanna by Anne Bright. the fish are about 17 x 18"....and have a hanging sleeve.
Back is from the stash. still have to sew down the sleeve. i loaded them both side by side...one whole pass with the panto in the middle and then a partial top and bottom. done!!
Top thread was Glide dark green; bobbin was So Fine brown
I believe I am now finished with the flea market craziness. Tomorrow will be typing up my inventory, making sure everything has a price tag on it, and packing things up. That will probably take most of my day.
It's been fun but i haven't quilted this much at one time in a loooonnng time. hahaha
Another panel for the flea market. i'll bet you're getting tired of flea market stuff, aren't you? not to worry...after tomorrow it is all over. haha except the selling....i hope lots of selling.
I basically just outlined things...with a few swirls in the blue background. It is 34 x 44"
Some close ups...i did sew down the lines in the sunflowers...and went around the birds beaks...and the veggies on the seed packs.
Went over the circle in the middle of the sun, and the mouth...some lines in the bird house.
I really like their 'border' of the plaid fabrics.
Backing from the stash...i can not tell if this is purple or dark brown. in this photo it looks purpley...in real life it looks dark brown, but in more light looks purple. who knows...don't guess it matters.
Top thread was Glide light olive...i am surprised that matched so well. Glide light blue for the swirls in the background sky; So Fine dark brown for the bobbin.