Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Off My List

I love crossing things off my UFO list. I really don't think of any of my projects as UFO's; more like WIP's. I got the binding sewn down on the drive home from Tacoma on Sat.
This project started from a charm pack. I only bought one and I've learned that 2 definitely give you more options. I sewed this up and pieced together the background to fit.
Using a Gwen Marson pattern as inspiration, I hand appliqued the flowers. This has kicked around my place as a finished top for quite some time. Actually, it was in my "hand quilting" pile and I only had intentions of basting it on my longarm. Once I got it loaded and looked at it, all I saw was feathers in the background so I got out my blue wash out pen, marked the heck out of it and quilted it.

I put the corner hangers on this piece; I've never used this method to hang small pieces before. Now to get doweling cut to the right size!

SewBatik was at the quilt show last weekend and while D was buying a few pieces, I mentioned to her that these batiks were the nicest ones and the very nice salesman gifted me this bag of scraps! How's that for a compliment paying off. They price these at $9 and after pulling it all apart, it's definitely a great buy at that price.
Thanks Mr. SewBatik
Now to make a scrappy batik, I already have some ideas from all the art quilts at the show last weekend.
Sharon



5 comments:

Karen said...

I like how your quilt has an asymmetrical look. And also that some of the applique goes right over the border.

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful wall hanging! The quilting was the perfect touch :)

Janet O. said...

The little quilt is lovely. I enlarged the photo and got a great look at your excellent background quilting. Those feathers are the perfect touch.
And those batik scraps are making my mouth water. Will look forward to seeing what you create with them.

Belinda said...

Your little quilt is sooo cool Sharon! I like the 'off set' look and of course the Gwen Marston influence!
Excellent feather quilting too!!

Angie said...

Sweet little quilt; love how you did the borders. I've been wanting to try that method for hanging the small quilts.