Thursday, May 21, 2015

Seeing spots

Here is one I loved and needed a great reason to make. An eight year old boy was reason enough. It was inspired by Melinda

I used single sided fusible webbing to sew the circles inverted, then slit the interfacing and flipped the circles right side out.  

Arranging and re-arranging, once the circles had a basic place, they were ironed and the quilting began. It was more than 40 hours of pebble quilting and one burned out machine.

Half way through, my machine died. DIED. After searching, I found an amazing, AMAZING deal on a Janome Skyline. And I loved it. I'm either a better stitcher after the search, or the machine is amazing. I'm siding with the machine.

And because sometimes the back is just as cool as the front.


We often wish for something. I wish I had taken better pictures before shipping this quilt across the country.
It was inspired by this picture and created for a woman who loves the earth tones.  Since the original was unfinished. We had to get creative.
I ended up treating it like a free-motion sampler. Thanks to Leah Day for some great ideas.

I am actually super proud of this quilt. Most of it worked out well, and it's the only binding I've ever done by hand. I have to say, it's beautiful.