Saturday, March 9, 2013
Project Quilting 5 Challenge Done! Seed Packet Quilt
For this last round of Project Quilting, the challenge was to use page 28 in any publication as our inspiration. I choose a seed catalog that we have been eagerly browsing through, in anticipation of Spring planting season! It turned out a little bit corny, but that's OK ;-).
As I mentioned in my last post, I used this challenge to try to learn how to make a paper pieced pattern on my EQ7 program! I'm so happy about this! I also thought it'd be fun to "personalize it some, putting our name at the bottom. My husband is from Illinois originally, which is pretty much a king corn state. We almost always have corn in our garden, and according to him, it should always be "knee high by the 4th of July", so I had to add that as well.
It's 18 by 12 inches, and has hand embroidered letters, paper and regular piecing, and finally some free motion quilting. My husband remarked when it was almost done that the corn needed some tassels, so I added a few of those too for fun! I purposely did the embroidery and quilting over it to give me a mini trial on how quilting my "Organic Chemistry" quilt would work. As you can see, sewing through the embroidery really doesn't distort it much at all.
I also tried out my idea for using a lamp and my glass table as a "light box", and it worked beautifully!! SWEET! ... corn that is LOL