A finish: A Horse With No Name

Hello…. it’s me…. (read Adele-style)

I’ve had some big things going on that I’ll probably talk about when I have found a solution, but it’s put me off sewing a bit. I’ve been designing a few Spoonflower fabrics since I’ve been selling some designs (!) so I want to build up my library, and I’ve decided to do a weekly vlog too so the first one I filmed today and it will go up tomorrow. This could be a terrible decision but I have no shame anymore.

Anyway The Horse With No Name…

It’s a pretty small quilt and didn’t take me too long to do compared to other pictorial projects. There’s a lot of the Carolyn Friedlander linen in it, plus a silky handkerchief style fabric I was donated by Jackie in the East Midlands Guild a couple of years ago, and some other stash fabrics. It’s always good to use the stash so you can get the new stuff in.

The backing is just a muslin which is heavier than I normally use, and the weird thing is when I washed this quilt, it kind of stained on the back, I think some of the fabrics bled through even though I had colour catchers in the drum. I also did my usual invisible binding.

STATS
Size – 33 1/2″ x 56″
Number of blocks – N/A
Time to make – About 16 hours
Fabric – All sorts!
Binding Fabric – More plain muslin, turned to the back.
Threads – Mostly 40wt Aurifil, for it all, but the odd bit of green Isacord made its way in there.
Batting – 100% cotton Quilters Dream Select large scrap from stash.
Quilting- Fur and directional lines to mimic realism.

Please also enjoy this Great Horned Owl, Alberta’s provincial bird and its chicks! They are nesting just near my friend’s house!

4 Comments

  1. Lori Smanski
    Posted May 27, 2017 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous quilt

  2. Umaesew
    Posted May 28, 2017 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    Fabulous quilt. Follow your blog and on Instagram (under fabricstasher24). A bit of a change moving from Leicester to Calgary! Love to Hank.

  3. Posted May 28, 2017 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    LOVE your horse! That’s odd about the staining…
    Thanks for sharing the owl and chicks!

  4. Posted May 29, 2017 at 3:30 am | Permalink

    Love the horse!

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