Earlier this summer, Melva was kind enough to invite me to participate in the
Sewing Blog Hop. It is in celebration of September which is National Sewing Month. I thought it was a great idea because #1 I think sewing is tremendous and it's always been a big part of my life and #2 I could set it as a goal to finally finish up Tessa's Mosiac which I've been puttering through since May. I've puttered through projects before but with this one I've taken it to a new level. Not until today though, did I realize that I was supposed to sew something that was part of the Surf Tropical feel. (insert face palm emoji here!) Honestly, sometimes I wonder if I'm on a whole different plane than everyone else...so I apologize that this isn't to theme BUT it is totally sewn by me and it is an original piece. (Melva - I knew I wasn't quite understanding something about this blog hop - lol!)
For all of you just joining us, this project came out of a 5-day class taught by Timna Tarr at Marc Adam's School of Woodworking. Yes, I went to the school while my husband was taking a class to finish up his master's program in woodworking and I got to take this great art quilt class. The piece is based on a photo of my daughter taken as part of her senior year photo shoot. It's made with all 2" squares set on point. It really has been a trial for me since I've never done a portrait before anddddd I'm so emotionally invested in it.
Although it's still not quite done, this week I did manage to start the quilting and thread work. I'm still not sold on the hands and maybe by the end, I'll just rip it all out and do them again in a lighter color. Right now she still looks all hands hands hands! I do like the mat finish cotton 40 wt thread I used for the stems and the hands Her eyelashes are done in a very dark eggplant Mettler Polysheen. After a couple of trials, I think I will use polysheen for the rest of the project. So far this was all free-motioned quilted with a blue dot bobbin in my Janome Horizon. I changed over my machine today back to a regular straight even feed quilting foot for the hair and shirt.
Now for the Blog Hop!
One person will win a grand prize which includes a $25 gift certificate from Gardensong Fabrics, $25 gift certificate from Rebecca Page, Aurifil thread, a digital pattern from Melva – Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail, a book, Fabulously Fast Quilts donated by Patricia from the Faith, Trust & Breast Cancer Blog, three stash builder bundles generously donated by Island Batik, and a crib sized Quilter’s Dream Dream Angel batt from Songbird Designs.
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Today's Bloggers are
Please hop on over to their Blogs to see what they are creating!
Plus Brenda at SongBird Designs will be posting a list of the entire hop which goes through 9/7!
Also, this Friday, like all Fridays, is my Off the Wall Friday Blog Link Up...please feel free to join us any week you have something creative to share on your blog!