Sunday, May 19, 2013

Crumb log cabin finished and gone!

Thankfully, I was able to complete the crumb quilt, sew pockets to the purchased tote bag, make a card, include the book and mail it to the recipient as part of my personal Quilts4Comfort packages to those going through cancer treatments. I just love making these. The Crumbs are so much fun. Some people have given me scraps and I am able to use them in this type of pattern. I sewed all the 8 1/2" blocks on my Singer treadle, and did the other seaming on my trusty 301. I quilted this on another Singer 301. Don't ask me how many I have.
Bag, pockets, book, card before packing

Close up of quilting, (no quilt police comments please)

Finished quilt
Back of Quilt so you can see the quilting

Tulip Fabric Collage

I have been doing a variety of artwork, so I have not been timely in posting. Using a photo from my own garden, I sewed this 12" x 12" Tulip Garden with Batik scraps, a lot of them donated, on heavy weight interfacing with watersoluable interfacing over it, stitched with Superior's MonoPoly. I then added a backing of batting and quilted it again with Superior Metallic thread. I had lots of issues with the MonoPoly breaking so I have to tweak that. I had only excellent results with the metallic thread. Now I have to figure out how to mount this- in a frame, on a canvas or what. That is always the hard part for me.
12 x 12 Tulip Garden