Have your ever made a stained glass quilt? I think they are beautiful and there are several different ways to make them. You can use black bias tape or make one like I did that has a black background that the applique pieces are placed on.
This is another one of my UFOs that I finally finished. I showed it to you a couple of months ago, okay I just looked and it was last August....where does the time go? I shared some applique quilt projects that I needed to finish. All I needed to do was free motion quilt the border and add the binding.
Once again I talked Mr. Mickey into posing with the quilt so you could see the size of it.
This is a beautiful design and I didn't create it. I tried to do a search but can't find anything about it. I probably made it about 8 years ago.
Here is a closeup of the stitching. The batiks were fused down with Heat n Bond Lite onto the black background and then I carefully stitched around each piece. Normally I do this by free-motion stitching but I can tell by the evenness of the stitches that I didn't do it that way.
Did you ever see my Scattered quilt that looks like a stained glass quilt? It was easy to make by just using black batik between the blocks.
Would you be interested in a tutorial on making a stained glass quilt project? I have a few ideas of applique that would be fun to do this way.
I shared the Granny Square quilt block tutorial the other day and here is the mini quilt I made. I used the backing fabric to self bind it. This is a technique that I never do well at. There are two different ways to do this, one is with mitered corners and then this one where you bind two sides and then do the other two separately.
I prefer adding a binding and machine sewing it as I did on my Mariner's Compass table topper.
Snow in the Country
We have a building behind the house where Builder Bob has our van stored. He has to walk down there every over week and start it for a bit. Walking through the deep snow was miserable.
When we had the last big snow, he had the neighbor boy use the snow blower to make a path down to it. It was neat to actually see grass again! The other day we saw a deer on the path eating the grass, this winter has to be hard on the animals.
More snow and cold weather yesterday resulted in huge icicles hanging from our gutters. I took these photos before Builder Bob went out and knocked them all down.
I keep going out and shoveling under the bird feeders and putting out seed. Yesterday the birds were coming back before I went in the house.
Did I mention that last week we had a turkey show up at the bird feeders?
This is a male turkey, that was huge! Can you see his beard hanging down? It was at least 10-inches long which means he is probably about 3 years old. He scared all the other birds away!
He eventually headed to the woods. I went out later and found tracks all over the place, I love living in the country!
We have more snow coming tomorrow.
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