Wednesday, November 08, 2017

WIPs With Friends

I realize it have not posted since that BIG post about my vacation. 
 I had a class last Saturday with my SIL to work on our Fiberworks quilts.  
If you remember, mine is the orange cat and hers was the seahorse. 
 This is what mine started off looking like.  
I fused him to the Pattern Eze.  
Then I had to cut him out and somehow adhere him to a background fabric.

I chose to use this text print.  I found it at Hawthorne Threads. 
 It is all cat breed names 
(not all encompasing, of course, but many different breeds and common names).  
I just checked and they don't seem to have it anymore but you can find some here using this link.

I used some fabric glue and just tacked it down then used invisible thread and 
stitched it on to the background.

Then the fun begins.  I used Steam-a-seam II lite and fused it so lots of different fabrics that I thought would be good for the cat and cut the motifs out.  
I peeled off the paper and stuck them to the cat.  
I didn't fuse anything in place yet as I only got part of the cat covered.  
I believe that I may need to move things around so I won't fuse until then.  
The nice part about using the SAS lite is that once you peel the paper off, and before you fuse it,
 it is still kind of sticky. 
 This is how far I got from 10am until 4pm on Saturday.

I still have the majority of the left side to do and his face.  
So far I am totally smitten with how he is turning out.  I am especially in love with his tail!

Additionally, I pulled the fabric to start on a second unicorn. 
 These are the fabrics I selected.  
I am thinking about making the horn out of the dark teal and the stripe on the right.  
What do you think?  
Or should I stick with a gold?

I will link up with Sew Fresh Quilts.

Now it is your turn to link up here with your WIPs.  Use the linky and show us what you are working on.



Judy in Michigan said...

Love the cat!!

Janice Holton said...

That tails is fantastic! Love that look!

Ruth said...

Very nice - I love how it is looking and his tail is brilliant!

Unknown said...

I am in love with the cat - HOW??? did you do it? I have a really nice sewing machine and no idea what I am doing, LOL!!! And I thank you for any advice at all

Mama Spark said...

@unknown, you didn't leave your email address so hopefully you come back to this. I use a Laura Heine pattern from Fiberworks to make the cat. You can purchase patterns through her website.

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