Monday, July 31, 2017

Another detour -


My first Lion quilt was made about 40 years ago -

And documented in my Quilt Journal - HERE - ;))


So now there are three more Lions that need quilting -

Khaki -


Gold -


And brown/pink - ;))


The khaki and gold ones have a mane with a "swirly" pattern on the fabric -

Which may or may not be easy to follow with some Free-Motion Quilting - ;))


The brown/pink has flowers that probably won't show much quilting -

Just the texture -


And the bottom of the brown/pink one is a pink gingham -

So I will probably use a white thread to have it blend in as much as possible -


BUT -

Before I play with the Lions -

I want to get better at following lines on something that won't show all of my little boo-boos "design elements" -

So I pulled out the Christmas panel -

Do You See What I See -

That has been in the "pile to be quilted" for some time now - ;))


I found some thread colors that will really blend in -

The more "invisible" - the better - ;))



Besides - this is the last day of July -

And everyone knows we need a little Christmas in July - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -







Thursday, July 27, 2017

A bit of zig-zag stitching-

Around the face - and for the whiskers and mouth -

On a couple of "Lion" quilts that were in the pile to be quilted - ;))


Some more zig-zag stitching around the bottom of the mane -

Until I got the thread caught on something -

Turned it over -


And found this -

Stuck to the back -


Well, that's not good -

That part belongs on the sewing machine -

Not sewn to the back of the quilt - ;))

And wouldn't you know -

I was THIS far from the end - ;))


So I fixed that -

Got the manes sewn down -

And the tails and the "feet" stitched in - ;))

I have a little clean-up still to do -

Remove the basting stitches and neaten it all up -


Then I'll take some "glamour" shots - ;))

Stay tuned - ;))



Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -




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