Monday, October 14, 2013
Monday Morning Finish
We are invited to an Open House later this month. The people are customers of my husband and I wanted to make a small little gift for them.
Their home was built in the 1800's and they like that time period as well. I had this feed sack laying around and thought this might make a good background. Notice the date on the sack. I do believe that is how old the company is, not the sack.
I cut it in half and that is how the size of the wall hanging was determined. I do have a use for the other half.
I started out using a much brighter and more modern color scheme and it just didn't work. All the pieces were cut out, it was tempting to just go with it. Instead of just plowing ahead I re-thought my
colors to feel a little more traditional.
I like how the petals fade in and out. It feels older to me and reflects the feeling and age of the feed sack.
I did very simple quilting in the shapes, again being true to the background fabric.
The "1842" shows up and adds a nice unexpected touch.
The text showing through was planned and I am happy with it.
There was only half a chicken on the sack that I think adds more interest than if there had been a whole chicken.
Overall I had a lot of fun making this quilt. Sometimes it is just plain old fun to sit down and sew with no real plan. Total time to make was about 4 hours.
The other half will also be made for a customer of my husband who is having a party as well. The interesting part about both of the wives is that they are artists. The kind that paint beautiful pictures in water colors......I mean really awesome pieces. I am excited for them to see something done in another medium.
In the next week or so I will start on the other wall hanging. Both of the ladies are friends so it will be similar but different. I hope I have just as much fun!