...is 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 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 house...eh, 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.