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Monday, June 30, 2014

Crumb attic window glimpse, guitar card

     Because it is so hot out and I would have to pound nails in my fence again (my husband removed them wondering why they were there), I am not clipping the quilt outside to photograph. Another day. I did take a corner shot of it inside. I quilted it on Bailey with Glide thread. No mishaps, just noisy. I need to learn how to better make a flange going around the windows, this is not the best.  I love crumbs. I will be taking a seminar with Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Quilting by the Lake in July as I won a scholarship, so I will be making more crumbs. Love those scraps! If you don't, send them to me!
    My son turned 32 last week. I tried to make him a photo card quilt. I used a photo of him playing guitar and ran it through the filters of Picmonkey using a number of different effects. In Word, I brought them all together and printed it on those premade fabric sheets on my inkjet printer which was acting up leaving red lines. I layered it on batting and Timtex interfacing. I first stitched the outlines with Superior metallic thread, but it did not like the stiffness of the fabric. The rest of the FMQ, I used YLI invisble thread on top and Glide in the bobbin. It is not the best job due to the inkjet printer and fabric stiffness. I clipped it to cardstock and used a large manilla envelope to hold it. It is 8.5 x 11. He loved it, so I guess that is all that counts. In his day job, he is a purchasing manager, but the guitar is what he loves to do.

2 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I agree, the stiffness of the photo fabric isn't so nice. It turned out pretty neat though. The red lines from the printer just add to the arty look.

Elizabeth said...

Nice job. Too bad about the red lines. They are hard to see and I would not have noticed. I love the crumb quilt.