Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Two posts in one day. This was a little simpler than the other one.

This is the pieces of the cushion cover

This is the pieces put together with some running stitches doing a lazy outline.

It looks good sitting in my chair.
Here is my first contribution to the blog. The button tree.
STEP 1: Background top. This was done with a lot of sponge painting and wiping.
 STEP 2: Background bottom. This took a lot of layering of colors
 STEP 3: Tree drawn in. This was done from white carbon paper
 STEP 4: Outline tree in black paint
 STEP 5: Paint the tree. It took many layers to get the tree to this point.
 STEP 6: Glue on buttons. The project is complete

Friday, May 6, 2016

1 of 36

I made the first of 36 cows for Penny's 6 Cow quilts.

I think I am going to quilt as I go.  I've read a bunch of tutorials ... By a bunch I mean 2!!  I think it will be easier thank making the quilt and quilting it!!  This is the tutorial that I am going to use:  http://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.ca/2012/10/a-quilt-as-you-go-tutorial.html

I'll be able to quilt the bodies in different ways.  I thinkI'll quilt the bodies a lot and the but not so much in the background.  I'm not really sure. Maybe I should quilt the background more and just stitch in the ditch around the cow and inside the star.  HELP!!!  What do you think???

Happy Sewing