Thursday, May 3, 2012

One Year Late!

They say: "Better late than never!"
I finished it!  Yippee!
I will do the binding this weekend, but the quilting is done! 
That is the biggest part for me, as I never save a space for my quilting.  It was the perfect time, I had several small quilts that I needed to quilt for a couple customers and they all wanted tea dye muslin backing fabric.  One wall hanging, 3 little table toppers, a table runner, and there was room for my little mugs rugs, my zig zag table runner and my tiptoe quilt top. All would be perfect on the tea dye muslin.
When I do wall hangings or small projects, it is time efficient to quilt a couple quilts at the same time, so I cut a large piece of the tea dye muslin. My customers only pay for the part of the fabric that is for their quilt. 
Of course, I change threads for each quilt, but it really is a time saver to do them all at once.
I am not going to show you all of them today, just the Tiptoe Quilt. 
The Tiptoe Quilt was from Tonya's Quilt Along from last year's May for Me Celebration.  I started it last year, but didn't complete it til a couple week's ago at the quilting retreat - click here for that post.
Tonya shared how to do the embroidery squares, but I knew right away that I was going to thread paint them.  Originally, I was going to change thread colors, but I started on the first one with the light blue and I just kept going. I loved it all in blue.  Like blue work or red work. First, the little Dutch girl...
and then the windmill.
I stitched the tulips next.
Last, but not least, the title of the quilt. I added ... during May for Me and the heart.
I meandered through the rest of the quilt and added a little twist of daisies.

I flipped it over so you could see the back of the quilt.






I really enjoyed making this little quilt and I loved quilting it. Thanks Tonya for sharing the Quilt Along last year.  I am so pleased to have it completed!
I'll share the other quilts in future posts. Like the scrappy squares - mug rugs - this week yet and the zig zag quilts - next week.


On the second day of May, I am so please to have found more than 5 minutes of time to play and still got all my work done - customer's quilts quilted.  This item was #2 on my list!


Write them down --- they will happen!

#1 was the dancing.  I'm still dancing!
Today, I am going to dance to "Make Your Own Kind of Music" by Mama Cass! Here is the link to that song:  http://youtu.be/PEQxEJ5_5zA Or you can go to the May for Me Celebration Page and listen to it.


#6 was polish my toes.  This may happen tonight during the storms, when I can't sleep and can't be on the computer.


Tell me what you are doing for fun in May!  If you posted about it and would like to link it up to the Minutes for Me Linky Party, it starts on Thursday!


Enjoying May for Me, one day at a time!
Marcia
My Bingo Items for calling will be on the next post starting at 5am CST on May 3rd. Click here.
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24 comments:

Weaver Birdie said...

Flawless, simply awesome! Its definitely a piece of 'art'. :)

Maria said...

Love your "Tiptoe Through the Tulips " Quilt Maricia..... Maybe because I am dutch!!!

Emma/The Log Cabin said...

Beautiful quilt, and the quilting is wonderful xxx

Hillbilly Tonya said...

Big storm here right now!

I am leaving this post and going to hang my tulip quilt up!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love the blue thread!! Your quilt is so adorable!!

Belinda said...

I love the way you paint with thread. I'm always surprised and amazed at your work!

Melissa Corry said...

Your stitching is so amazing!! My Father In Law used to sing Tiptoe through the Tulips for his kids. Howe awesome you have it in your quilt!!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Marcia, I was oooooohing and aaaaaaawing over your quilt, drooling in the meantime :) The thread painting looks awesome, it matches the blue patches in the quilt. The motives look really cute, I specially love the windmill! Putting those daisies in the meandering was such a great idea! Tanya must be so happy to have this quilt!

Cherie said...

The quilt looks awesome! Love the stitching and the quilting =D

Kat said...

I love your thread painting, it came out great! I like how you also added in the little daisies to the meandering. What a sweet touch.

Sue Daurio said...

I just adore the quilting on this one, spectacular!

QuiltinMama said...

What a sweet quilt!

cq4fun said...

Love the thread play you did on the quilt. The blue is perfect for a Holland theme, too. So nice when we can work and play (and dance!) at the same time.

M-R said...

Oooh, I love that idea of thread painting embroidery squares. Brilliant! Your quilting is gorgeous, Marcia. I love the flowers interspersed with the stippling.

Carla said...

Tiptoe through the Tulips is tooo cute.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute quilt and cute quilting!

Laura said...

How beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

JanetK said...

Beautiful quilting - I really like the blue!

Sara said...

Gorgeous quilting and the colors are striking!

Kristen said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the blue embroidery by machine.

Sarah Craig said...

Very pretty quilt, Marcia - and thanks for the tip about loading more than one project on your frame! I never thought of that... Whoop whoop!!

gail wilson said...

beautiful quilt! Love the daisies. :)
gail

Richard Healey said...

I love the writing and drawing on this quilt that is cool. One more thing to add to the bucket list of things to learn.

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Rocky Delafontaine said...

You’re a natural born artist Marcia, your works are awesome! Crafting these stunning quilts require excellent skills and creativity. How long have you been quilting?


Rocky Delafontaine