Life is rolling along and I am just going with the flow. Before leaving town I was able to get in the sewing room and quilt Fanny the Fancy Flamingo. I bought stretcher bars, only, now I am undecided on them. The length is shorter than I like to staple to the bars. And, they are contoured, not smooth? What’s up with that? I am toying with binding it and calling it done. I can sleeve it or use it with my quilt bars or clip hangers. I just need to get back home so I can finish it!
I was thinking canvas style due to the stiffness created from the Pattern Ease, layers of collage, and then batting and backing added to all of it. I am afraid of it wanting to curl instead of hang straight.
Something I didn’t do after getting the background fabrics done is to add more collage pieces to the background. A lot of the Laura Heine collages have flowers all over them, but I am more of a “less is more” kind of person, so I am good.
The quilting was simple, I started with 1″ vertical lines, then added horizontal quilting. Debi says Laura suggests 1/2″ grids, so I went back and filled in the spaces vertically and then horizontally. Now I wish I had been more random and just varied the widths. Mostly because of wanting to catch the edges of the background pieces. I wish I had done 1/8″ stitching along all the edges and extended them across the piece. And then gone back and filled in the gaps. Food for thought for next time?
Will there be a next time? I think so, only a different image. I am thinking of using a photo of my sister’s youngest pup, an adorable Cockapoo, even if he uses my house as a bathroom! Grr. Or, a pin cushion using this free pattern. The possibilities are endless!