Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Friends Visiting, more Quilting
A while ago, "someone" brought a big box of unused threads to our local quilting group. Some of us grabbed it, wondering what those threads would turn into. Well, here are my 2 beginnings of "something" ... it looked kinda jewel-like, as some of the threads were glitzy. We layered a LOT of threads over batting that was laid on a backing, then threads, then tulle and quilted a LOT over it all. The brown/pink one was machine quilted with invisible thread, and turquoise one was quilted with regular thread, straight lines. I didn't like the obvious lines as much as the one quilted with invisible thread.
Remember my owl? I always thought he looked kinda jewel-like - so little, perfect, almost impossible to see. Our local group is meeting soon and we said we each had to make "something" with our thread project.
Here is my project, not yet finished, needing some dimensional leaves or ??? . Yes, his head and body and wings were made from my thread project above. His feet was tiny flowery fabric - perfect! The pine branches are just for effect. I plan on hiding little owl behind leaves, but I don't think I am able to replicate pine needles - might have to make regular leaves. I've never done anything like this before - it was kinda fun - can't say it's very "arty" but it was an interesting start.
Friends from Illinois visited last week and THEY liked the (real) owl as well.
I HAD to bring my friends to Carhenge, our only tourist attraction (?). While the cars appear to have been "arranged" after a family wild party, they actually ARE arranged reminiscent of Stone Henge by a former land owner who is not only highly educated and brilliant, but is a world traveler and was very familiar with the real Stone Henge. mmmmmmm It's surprising how many tourists visit this quirky stop.
Don't take my picture!!!!
Back to my quilting - here is the back of Bright Maverick Stars. Even the back has patchwork on it!
The day was warm, I could hear birds singing -- what a nice project.This time I did not put the extension on the table legs and just sat down and basted. Worked fine.