Welcome to my quilting journal. I enjoy expressing myself through fiber. Tiny pieces of fabric, vintage quilt blocks combined with hand stitches create my art. Keeping this journal helps me document my thoughts and progress. So glad you could join me, Happy Quilting.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Quilt Top Ready
I started this quilt top long before our Western States vacation, but something about this quilt top seemed to yell--Wild West. It was inspired by a novelty print of horses.
I made fabric by piecing commercial fabrics around a center fabric. My center fabric was made many summers ago with nails and vinegar. Soak a piece of fabric in vinegar and wrap the nails or what ever metal you wish with the vinegar cloth. Wrap in a plastic bag around the cloth and set in the sun for a few hours. Wash and dry cloth and your ready to start quilting.
I fussy cut the horses and appliqued them to the fabric. Used a tiny machine zig-zag stitch for the applique.
All is complete and on my design wall ready for quilting. Measures about 22 x 23 inches. This little quilt is going to be a great reminder of our recent vacation. That's what on my design wall, what's on yours. Check out http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/ Off The Wall Friday to see what others are doing. Have a great weekend and Happy Quilting!