Sometimes a small thing you do
can mean everything in another person's life

Bella Sophia

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

I didn't take any photos.

of the panto!  So mad at mad I went back into the programme on my laptop and snapped one for you.

This elephant panto was designed by my friend, Anne..........her card is at the bottom of the page.  This lady is amazing!  I am always blown away at what she can do.

When I finally had all the binding sewn down, I took the quilt outside on a bright sunny day and snapped some photos.    The grass is that beautiful green colour you only see in the spring time.  It is so incredible and nothing like what we will have when the heat of the summer arrives.
I'm calling this quilt "Elephants on Parade."

The flowers are absolutely beautiful and I'm always surprised by what I see.  I never remember all the gorgeous colours of the daffodils and the tulips. 

This is rather short and sweet today, so I'll add some photos of our spring blooms. Please don't ask what the little purple flower is.  It comes back every spring and it never ever grows more than what you see.   The last photo today is my friend "Buddy" who has fully recuperated from his surgery.  His humans are still getting over the sticker shock of the vet bill.  All thread is stored and if it is left on a sewing machine, doors are closed and some are even locked!

I am going to take the rest of this week off and start again the last day of the month, May 31, which is a Tuesday.  I'm going to a quilt show that week and taking my camera with me.  Perhaps I'll have some photos to share.  It's been a long, long time since I went to a show.  
I don't always get a lot of inspiration from them.  Sometimes I just find them overwhelming and actually forget what I do see.  I have to admit though, I love the merchants' mall.  This time I'm looking for some neutrals so I can make a special design that a friend of mine and I put together.
Its fun to collaborate on quilts.

It's hanging up!

I finished.  Every last single stitch has been taken and Karl is happy to see his wall hanging up and not quite on the wall he thought it would be on.
I had a tough decision to make on the thread.  I wanted it to look like dragonfly wings -- almost transparent, but I didn't want it to take over the quilt.  I found this beautiful green Fantastico in my thread collection, so I went over to Anita's and bought the closest thread in colour I could find for the bobbin.
It worked perfectly.  Just the look I wanted.

I stitched huge dragonflies all over the quilt.  The panto is called Dragon Wings by Apricot Moon.  
 I believe there were 6 dragonflies to one set and then the curvy lines that make them look like they are flying.  The thread is visible on some bits of the wallhanging and fades in others.

It was bigger than I thought it was going to be.  I don't know why, way back before I started this, I thought is was going to be came out to 62" x 62".  The original spot for this quilt was to be the dining-room wall but my all time favourite quilt is there and it's not going anywhere
First photo is the back -- a left over panel and bits and pieces of the other fabrics plus one from my stash I don't know why I bought.
and now
the front
This was the second big quilt I did on my frame and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  
The first part of this story can be found here

Print Friendly

Print Friendly and PDF