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Friday, September 14, 2012

Penny and Fletcher Pictorial Quilt from Penny Dos Patchwork

Amazing quilt today from Kerry of Penny Dos Patchwork.  I am sooo intrigued by pictorial quilts, it's hard for me to wrap my brain around!  Kerry dabbles in lots of creative ventures, editing magazines, designing boots, making chocolates and now patchwork!  To get the full story see here to see the start of the freezer paper template.  See here for the dogs complete in applique and see here for the finished top.  Kerry sent this quilt to a competition show and you can see here for the judges results!!  Thanks for sharing Kerry!!

It’s finally done, the binding is on, the sleeve has been sewn onto the back, the paint has been set, my label is attached and it’s in the post…
I’ve pretty much dedicated my weekend to this quilt. Aside from housework, a jaunt to Morrisons, a nap, reading Giant George’s book, watching Snakes on a Plane again and cooking roast beef, this is what I’ve been doing.
Saturday saw me finish the quilting after finally getting to grips with the free motion pre-flight checks I had to run on the machine, then Sunday morning was the painting and doubt stage (thank you to everyone who gave me feedback on the painting!), by lunch time I had set the paint and by tea I had sewn on the binding, made the sleeve (using this tutorial) and sewn that on too. By bedtime the label was tacked to the back and the threads had been tidied up and lint rollered to remove real dog hairs. It’s being posted today!
I would probably make another one. I say that- I actually quite liked the process and WANT to make another one, I’m not yet sure of the subject matter though. I’m planning on selling the pattern from the next one I do so it will take a bit of thought. Maybe a puffin from my photos last week? Or the vintage HMV dog (if I don’t sell the pattern), or maybe even a landscape. I’m really not sure yet but if you have any ideas of something other people might want to make too, you know where the comments box is!
One month today and I will be seeing it on display at the Festival of Quilts! Are you going?
“Penny & Fletcher” Technical details:
Finished size 48.5″ x 30″
Technique: Machine Turned Edge Applique
Fabrics used: Mostly scraps from my box- I didn’t keep track of them all, but there is some Pezzy Print by American Jane, a scrap of my own fabric, some Meadow Friends by Deb Strain and a couple of grey fabrics from Ruby by Bonnie and Camille.
Paint: Pebeo Setacolor in transparent black (with lightener), transparent tan and transparent dark sienna.
Piecing: Madeira Monofilament
Quilting: Machine quilted in thread painting style on dogs, bubbles on noses, squiggles (and name) on white and straight line on blue. Gutermann thread, mostly 414 but some dark grey, tan, dark brown, black and a varigated Aurifil at one point.
Backing: Peach Klona cotton
Binding: White Klona cotton



Susan said...

This is one very beautiful quilt!! I'm very impressed. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Anonymous said...

It's PennyDog Patchwork, but whatever ;)

Thanks for posting this up.

Nanny said...

¡¡Maravilloso!!. Enhorabuena.

Teje Karjalainen said...

That is amazing quilt and was my favourite in quilt show! x Teje

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