Friday, October 2, 2015

House quilt continues

I'm still working on the commissioned house quilt this week. I showed the starting of it last week.

 

This is the photo she gave me. She said the house is more red than in the photo.

 

From the photo I made the pattern - I showed you last week how I quilted the background first.

Now I've added the house, a rail fence and a little guiding in the background. These elements are in another photo she gave me. I have quilted the foreground grassy hill and am doing the binding next. She wants to add some 3-D "stuff" which is right up my alley so will play with that next.

 

I found these on my walk yesterday

 

So I threw them in a cup of diluted green paint

Don't they look like trees to you?

Hopefully I can sew them on the quilt without them falling apart.

Next week I will show the finish.

In the meantime I am off to waste spend some time at Keepsake Quilting - the free shipping no minimum draws me in every time. I love their Bali medleys.

As usual I'm linking up with Nina's Off the wall blog

 

4 comments:

  1. Once again, you have created a fabulous piece of art! It is so beautiful and so like the photo.

    One of the things I learned in my fiber group was to take the natural pieces and put a coat of shellac or some sealant on them. that not only protects the items but also the quilt in the oils of the natural items as they decay over time.

    I have done that with bark from the River Birch trees. The bark peels back and flakes off in the most beautiful ways!

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  2. Your house quilt is already a beauty! I will come back to see it finiished. Love what you did with the green paint.

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  3. Love the fabric you chose for the sky!

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  4. bwaaahahahaha they do look like trees. Fantastic

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