Thursday, March 31, 2016

lawn quilt ready for quilting

Last week's give-away winner is Hydeeann.  I'll be sending her this canvas Moda 30th anniversary bag.  Thank you for your comments.



I've had this varsity lawn quilt hanging on my banister for a while, waiting for a back.  I saw one like it at market in Houston last fall, and set out to shamelessly copy it.  It went pretty fast considering the size of these ginormous flying geese (measuring 12"x6").





  Both front and back are finally ready for basting . . . yay!!




Thread is ready and waiting (see this post about that)



I'm really excited to quilt this.  It has a lot of negative space to quilt and I've got some really cool designs to try to mimic from some pictures I took in Mexico City last week.




I had a few extra hours, and buzzed down to my favorite part of the city, San Angel.  It's a very old neighborhood with the charm of quaint cobblestone streets, meandering around stone walls, and old wood doors with deep red bougainvillea hanging over the walls.






I'm just going to mark my quilt with a disappearing pen, focusing a pattern to a small section.





This is the beginnings of a log cabin pattern.  I never thought of using the log cabin design for quilting.



I have tons of pictures of this metal graffiti, I think it will look really cool quilted.





Do you see any fun free motion quilting designs in these patterns?






See that open door down there?  I was walking down that street and saw that open door and saw someone else walk in, so I decided to do the same.  cool. stuff. inside.


you see a red car or two?  I see lines, arches, contrast, organized space, centuries old, unity, structure, symmetry, patterns, oh, and a red car (or two :)




another inviting "opened" gate :)


match stick lines


I must have taken 75 pictures, when all of a sudden I realized that I didn't even have enough battery left to order myself an uber (kind of like a taxi service) back to where my party was staying (note to self: taking lots of pictures with your phone drains your battery quickly).  I looked up and you'll never guess what I saw . . .

to be continued. . .

all linked up:
finish it friday
frenzied friday
fabric addict

3 comments:

  1. Love the inspirational pictures. And what did you see???????

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  2. Wow! Great photos. And I'm super inspired to look for fmq motifs in everyday life. I really liked the metal graffiti. And the arched gates.

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  3. Wow! Great photos. And I'm super inspired to look for fmq motifs in everyday life. I really liked the metal graffiti. And the arched gates.

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