Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Triple Finish

Very happy to report that this week, the batik scrap project begun two weeks ago... a finished landscape quilt!

A big shout-out to VVHH for his part in this. He drilled three tiny holes in each seashell so that they could be sewn to the beach and not simply glued. If this were staying here at our house, Aileen's Jewel-It glue (great for gluing lightweight objects onto fabric) would have sufficed. But like most of my landscapes, this quilt is going into my Etsy shop, and will be rolled up on a pool noodle for shipping. So the shells--which were first glued on for easier sewing--could pop off if they weren't also attached with thread.

The coolest thing about this quilt, for me, is that it was made completely from scraps, except for the boats, balloons and shells. And there are plenty more scraps left in the drawer!

Also, remember the wanna-be 'ghost quilt' UFO (unfinished object) that was pulled out of the closet last week?

Now it's a FO.  :)

18-1/2 x 21-1/2
The print panels were cut from two different upholstery fabrics (look closely and you'll see that one background is white, the other ecru). I continued the upper red leaf into the lower panel, with color pencils and fabric markers. Both panels' edges were given a good dose of Fray-Check, as the weave wasn't very tight and would have frayed.

The border and binding are regular quilting cottons. It's easy to mix fabric weights and types in this project.

The hardest part, as usual for me when fabric markers are involved, was not getting too crazy with them! And as mentioned in the last blog entry, they really were necessary, because the stitching in this mid-tone border barely showed.

OFF SUBJECT:  Also this week, a finish for something for the Lucy drawer (Lucy is my little granddaughter).

This was knitted with Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky Heather yarn in a beautiful coral/gray/ecru mix called Oatmeal. Lucy won't be able to wear it until a year from now or maybe even the one after, but she has enough sweaters knitted to get by until then (Grandma just can't stop making them!).

So, all in all, it was a more productive week than usual. But only in the studio. The rest of the, not so much. Hey, we can only be in one place at a time, right?

Have a great weekend!

UPDATE: September is my birthday month, and we are celebrating at Linda's Landscapes shop on Etsy with FREE shipping! Just enter coupon code BDAY4LINDA at checkout.



  1. Your landscape quilt is gorgeous! Great job!

  2. Wow, that landscape ocean scene is to die for!! And your Lucy sweater is precious.

  3. You picked the right place to be. It will be the house's turn later. Love the three!


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