"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Finally Finished!!!

It's kinda hard to see, but this Zombies quilt has been my unable-to-show-you project since the end of October 2014.  It was finally completed & bound & shipped off to Phil's niece, Libby...as her birthday/Hanukkah gift!  On time for her birthday...quite late for Hanukkah.  The good news is that she LOVES it!!!  I love it, too...and actually have the fabric to make us a similar one later in the year.
This is the back of the quilt.  The fabric for this quilt is the Zombie Apocalypse line by Emily Taylor Design for Riley Blake Fabrics.  Whew!  This collection is sold out, but you can still find some of the prints in Etsy or eBay shops.  Since I wasn't sure how much I'd need for this quilt, I bought extra because I was sure we'd want a Zombies quilt, too.
You can see some of the hand quilting detail here.  I used Aurifil 12wt. thread to hand quilt it with an irregular big stitch & I love the look, especially after it's washed & dried.  The fabric gets so soft & the quilt is all puckery & "quilty".  You just want to cuddle up in it.  I forgot to measure the quilt before I sent it off...but it's probably about 60"x 72" or so...a nice big throw size. 
The hand quilting is really awesome in the center panel.  I just quilted around the big illustrations & the Zombies & not-yet-Zombies...and around the words printed on the fabric.  There are sayings like "Zombies can't climb trees" & Zombies can't read"...fun stuff like that.  The orange on the front & the blue & grey on the back are prints with Zombie eyeballs...each one has 2 pupils instead of one. 
Now I'm working on a quilt for Phil...it's all menswear prints from a collection called Woodlands by Jo Morton.  It was also supposed to be for Christmas/Hanukkah 2014...but the top should be finished by the end of this week & then I can piece the back & layer it to start quilting.  I'm going to hand quilt this one, too...with it getting warm, he won't need it until this fall...and I love the look of the long stitch hand quilting. 
So...I still have other projects to share with you.  I'm finding when I get into the sewing/quilting thing...I don't want to stop to blog.  I'll try to get better at that...but can't promise anything. 
Keep calm & quilt on!

Sunday, April 5, 2015