Thursday, January 8, 2015

"Moose Head" MiniQuilt Done!

I finished the "Moose Head" miniquilt today:
This is my variation on the Northwoods Moose Window Pane Quilt #760 from Happy Hollow Designs.  You'll notice that I did not include the window panes.  I also made my own trees since I didn't like theirs.  I did my background differently, too, using materials other than those recommended.  Since it was one of my first applique projects, I also didn't know about using Wonder Under or some other kind of double-faced fusible bonding agent to iron on the shapes so everything was cut out and pinned in place and then sewn on.  This gave me an opportunity to figure out some of the kinds of stitches that I can do on my sewing machine.  I made up my own ideas for how to machine quilt this, too.  The only other thing I may still do is add a darker stitching line for its mouth which doesn't show up well in the photograph.  I sewed a sleeve onto the back and inserted a dowel kind of hanger for it.  This will be a gift for Sam for the camp at Moosehead Lake.  :-)

And this is the next project begun today--a lap quilt, I think, for use in my craft room--
To make the quilt top, I bought a yard of the paintbrush fabric the other day at On Board Fabrics in Edgecomb along with two fat quarters, one of the paint swatches and a gray and white dotted fabric.  I fussy cut 8" squares from the paintbrush fabric and 2" wide strips from the other two fabrics.  I still need to add another border around the whole piece, maybe two borders--will look for another coordinating fabric this weekend.  And I have a great purple with pale gray dots fabric that I'll use for the backing and the binding.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the finished moose.