Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Tiger's Quilt

I realize my posts have been more infrequent. My current projects are much larger than what I normally tackle. Hence my absence. Earlier in the summer, all the way back in June, one of my closest friends asked me to make a quilt for her son Alec for Christmas. He is a huge Tiger fan. We discussed the style and colors. His room is red, blue, and khaki. Kim wanted the cool  Tiger paraphernalia to be on the backside so he could flip it down, but also have a plain quilt if it flipped up. Kind of like two quilts in one.  I have never made a quilt like this, nor have I made one this big 90" X 90".  Over the course of 60 hours I was able to get this done. I think the hardest part was that I didn't want to disappoint Alec who is such a great 8 year old.  More importantly, I had promised Kim, and I am just not one to go back on my word.  It went much smoother than anticipated.  The only really difficult part was the quilting.  I do not own a long arm machine so I had to keep putting the quilt over my shoulders to help balance the weight.  Anyone who thinks sewing cannot be an weight bearing activity needs to try quilting a heavy quilt. The second picture demonstrates how I had to role the quilt on each side to get it to balance while under my machine.  The first picture is the quilt with the top flipped down.  I hope Alec is surprised for Christmas.  Although the Tigers didn't win the World Series this year, they still have their number one fan.

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