Greetings from Paducah! Wendy and I arrived this evening and we’ll be helping to hang the show tomorrow. God is good :-)!
I decided I needed to do a bit of follow up on my window view challenge. I haven’t received any pictures of quilts from those who sent me view pictures, but I did get my snowman quilt done. We haven’t had a flake of snow since 3 days after this picture was taken.
So, I decided I’d better share it now before summer is upon us.
I decided to try a number of new techniques. To begin with I chose a vintage damask napkin for the background with the idea of creating the scene as a wholecloth on it.
Step 1 – I reversed the image on the computer and then enlarged it on the computer using the instructions in my May 23rd post.
Step 2 – I ironed Decorbond ™ stabilizer to the back of the napkin and pinned the enlarged picture to the center of the stabilizer.
Step 3 – On the paper pattern side I free motion stitched around all the trees, the snowman and the snow drifts using bobbin thread to match each area.
Step 4 – I turned to the napkin side and colored in the trees and shadows with watercolor pencils. Then I took a damp q-tip and blended the colors.
Step 5 – I thread painted everything from the napkin side (this is how the paper side looked after the thread painting).
Step 6 – I removed all the paper and layered the napkin with batting and backing.
Step 7 – I quilted around the main objects and the border (frame of the picture) and then bound the edges.
Step 8 – I couched yarn over the picture frame and inside the binding
and Voila! A fun experiment and a unique quilt!
Stay tuned – next week I’ll bring you the inside scoop on Paducah!