Wednesday, August 27, 2008

WIP Wednesday

Today I was able to sew the outer borders onto the 'Red Hat' coins. I made a backing out of the leftovers from the front, so I can say that very little of the 'Red Hat' fabric is left and that is in the scrap bin! I did need to get creative as it wasn't quite enough fabric for the backing, so into the closet I went looking for the 'ugly' in the correct color way :)

I loaded it all up and started quilting with the Plumage panto that was already on the table. Lilac thread already threaded in the machine and bobbin, too! Talk about using what's available! Here is a picture of the second row by the border. The lilac shows up in the green but blends nicely with the various 'Red Hat' coins. My plumes are very organic...meaning each one is a little different from the previous :)

The ORANGE birthday girl has decided on lime green as her accent. a very good choice I feel. A nice bright quilt for a soon-to-be 16 year old girl :)

Amy at Amy's Passions is having a give away to celebrate 100 posts. But hurry, the comments close at 11:00 pm tonight (Central time zone). As part of her game, she askes that you post a favorite quilt, either made by you or given to you.
Here is one of my favorites. It is called Fuzzy Navel Squared and I really stepped outside the comfort zone on this one with the yarn couched onto the squares. It was given to my niece as a graduation gift from Law School last year.


Cheryl said...

I love that Fuzzy Navel quilt....the couched yarn really adds to the charm!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh cooooool! I have never seen (or even heard of) that technique before. Thanks for sharing your quilt with me/us and good luck on the drawing :0)

Cher said...

oh Pat, that fuzzy quilt would certainly be a hit with me- and I love your quilting plumes! very fun

Jacquie said...

i love to come here and see your inspiring...the fuzzy navel quilt is great...cute name too!

ReenCiemian said...

Pat, I had never seen you fuzzy navel. I love it! But then again orange and lime green are two of my favorites. I'm still adding more yarn to mine whenever I get the urge. About one-third of my blocks are really hairy and the rest have peach fuzz! I entered it in the BCQG show as a substitute because I didn't get the quilt I planned to enter finished. (It still isn't finished.) My Fuzzy Navel did not hang even close to flat! I should have put it in the art category and made the borders wave even more and claim it was on purpose! Maureen

Judy S. said...

I'll bet your niece loved that quilt! Very fun!