Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Little Different

It's not just paper that obsesses me.  There's needle crafts too.  I've been parcelling out my time in order to do both.  

This pattern is from "Frightfully Crazy"  from the Buggy Barn.  It's a funky pattern that was fun to do.  Besides the machine piecing there's lots of hand work.  To add to the primitive look I attempted to make my hand stitches uneven and most of the eyes have mismatched button irises.  The machine quilting is a random jagged stick that often goes where it shouldn't. 

Have you ever noticed how many photos of quilts have tops of heads and feet in them.  That always cracks me up.  The pooch had to get into the shot too and I just couldn't bare to crop him out.
Here's a close up of the square that has the mouth flipped down.  What you can't see is that the stars, the inside of the ears, the nose, eyes and mouth are felt.  The same felt I've been using on my cards.  They are all hand stitched with a variety of colors of embroidery floss. 

Checking out challenges I noticed that the Ribbon Carousel RCC26 is "Inspired by Halloween" and they welcom all forms of crafting, they just want you to use something that comes on a spool.  Well, there was lots and lots of threads from spools used for this quilt.  So what the heck, I'm going to enter it there, mostly so that some one will see it.

Since I posted this I have been trying to link this up with the Ribbon Carousel but can not get anything to move on that site.  Is anybody else having problems with that site or maybe blogger is going haywire again. 
I don't really know what info to leave for the deets so if you want to know anything about it just leave me a comment and I'll try to answer you.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. WOW Chris- this is awesome! i started a quilt top but don't know how to start quilting it or do the edges so it sits unfinished! i love all your fun piecing! hope you'll share more of your needle arts i think they're so cool!

  2. omg Chris...this just jumped rite out at me from my reader! VERY cool! wish I lived closer so u could show me in person how to do this..you are quite the talented YOUNG lol lady! :)

  3. That is REALLY cool, Chris. A woman of many talents. :) You ROCK.

  4. I for one would like to see more of that handsome man holding up your quilt!

  5. Love this quilt - so cool! You are uber talented!!!

  6. This is fab and so original, love it
    Lindsay xx

  7. WOOOOOOOOOOOW! LOVE this quilt! LOVE that you entered it in our challenge! CLEVER and def. a creative entry!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the RCC!


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