12 x 12 catch up

I am caught up for our September theme (doors)!  Man, does that feel good.  I missed the last two meetings so I procrastinated making the quilts.  My Season theme idea is not my favorite but I did try two new (for me) techniques–stick-on crystals and couching.

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I really like the quilt I produced for the Idiom theme.  For my idiom, I chose “Snake in the Grass.”  I was going to make my snake more 3D but instead I used fusible batting behind the front side and Heat n Bond on the back side.  When I tried using a small satin stitch edge, it raveled more than expected so instead I shortened the “binding” stitch I have been using on these little quilts.  The grass also went through several evolutions but I’m very happy with the result.

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DSC01676In an effort to show more process (and there is a lot of it in these little art quilts), here are the evolution shots of my snake and my grass 🙂

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About quiltfever

I retired in 2004 and have never missed the 8-5 grind even for a minute. Now I spend my time reading, traveling, quilting and trying to learn new things like Spanish and blogging.
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3 Responses to 12 x 12 catch up

  1. Love how the snake crawls right off the piece. And thanks for the reminder about what a great technique couching is. ***sighing enviously at the thought of being caught up***

  2. How cute! I’m taking great comfort in your getting caught up. If other people can do it, maybe I can, too, someday.

  3. debmoyes says:

    I like the snake in the grass. Peter just came across a baby copperhead last week….. It’s making me a bit cautious around bushes and shrubby areas! I have been told there are a lot of snakes in these here parts. ;-D

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