It has been fun designing all the 32 pieces in the Gaa Barge series. I have enough scraps taken from the wastebasket or swept off the floor to finish the remainder of my challenge. I had originally planned to make one a week for a whole year, but gardening got in the way and the series wasn’t finished. Maybe, I can finish the series next winter when the snow flies.
The cat and dog pieces were made with purple and other dark fabrics for the background and tan fabrics for the animals. The made fabric was made in the mile a minute method. The patterns for the animals came from a child’s coloring book. The cut out animals were fused down and then zig zaged around the edges with tan thread. The lines of the drawing were zig zaged with black thread.
Shortly after I made these two pieces, I taught a class on this procedure at a local quilt shop. The pieces were my sample pieces. They were at the shop when a photographer came to take a picture of the owners. One of the pieces was grabbed and put under the needle of a sewing machine. The colors went with a piece that was on the wall behind them. I enjoy seeing my animal in the picture on the wall when I go to the quilt shop.
Have a great day and happy quilting,
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If you run out of scraps, I have some 4.5″ ad 3.5″ cut up I will share. Marilyn
I love your “Gaa Garge” cat and dog wall hanging. They are so pretty, I will have to try that technique. This is a really nice blog. Keep up the good work.
Hi Janie I’m glad that you like the blog. You can use pictures in any coloring book for a pattern to make the wall hangings. It would be cute with trucks or boats for a boy.
Looks like you are having a great summer , I have done a bit of sewing , see you soon
It has been a relaxing summer. I’ve sworn off housework and limit the gardening. See you in October after the Clueless Quilters quilt show. Then I can be Krankie again.