Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday - Thread Painting for Kris

Do you remember my post for the Table Topper Blog Hop in April?  I shared my Kissing Quilt. I hosted a giveaway for Free Quilting, Free Batting, and Free Thread. The winner could choose any kind of quilting from thread painting, to detailed quilting, to over all quilting for any small quilt top.
Kris won! She at Kris Loves Fabric Blog!
Kris chose Thread Painting for her quilting prize.  She sent me a McKenna Ryan four block wall hanging.
I started to pick out thread colors.
Here are a couple photos before I started quilting.
It is a raw edge applique' using a lite heat and bond to adhere it to the fabric.  Kris cut and pressed all the little pieces before she sent it to me.

I thread painted on each section of the petals of the flowers and the center of the flowers too.


 Here's a really up close photo of the daisy.  Remember the stitches are really tiny.


I quilted the background of each block with a pebble or rock quilting.  Gives it a little dimension.
I used a green called trainer green. It is like an army green. It looks great on all 4 background fabrics. It's a color that kind of blends in.
I continued to change thread colors and stitch each section.
Here is a before and after on the leaves.

And then the other leaves...
Up close of the other flower.  The light yellow gives it highlights.
I used three colors on the rooster feathers.






The little yellow chick has tiny feathers.
I added a lite tan and a white thread to the eggs.
And here is the other little yellow chick!





I quilted tiny circles to add texture to the rooster's face.


I flipped it over, so you can see the backside of the wall hanging. Kris chose a perfect color for the backing fabric.
I took a photo before I sent this off in the mail to Kris.
Kris sent me a surprise gift!  Thanks Kris! I love bright fabrics!
I also included an estimate sheet, so Kris would know the value of her quilting prize. $85.10
Thread Painting - 20 X 20 wall hanging 400 square inches. 
17 cents a square inch = $68.00 for the quilting.
PreQuilt Press  $4.50
Batting (80/20)  $3.75
Quilting Thread  $8.85
Total   $85.10
Congratulations Kris!  Hop over and congratulate her on winning!
YES I will be doing another Free Quilting, Free Batting, and Free Thread Giveaway.




If you had entered the Zig Zag Challenge (Link in sidebar), you would have had a chance to win.  That winner will be announced later today. 


I am hosting another Giveaway on July 1st for the Red White and Blue Hop!  I am one of the first bloggers on the Blog Hop sharing my Red, White, and Blue Block!




This is the post about the winner and the quilting of the Scrappy Quilt Challenge from February.


Enjoy your day!
Marcia

19 comments:

patchouli moon studio said...

I love both the applique and the quilting is great! I liked seeing the back of this quilt. It's beautiful.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just gorgeous! It is a pretty piece before - all those tiny pieces to 'glue' down, and such nicely chosen fabrics. And your wonderful stitching just brings it all alive. I am in envy of Kris!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You did a stunning job Marcia....beautiful piece...front and back!

Maria said...

Marcia your thread quilt is absolutely fabulous..
Lucky Kris....

bernie said...

The whole piece is beautiful front and back, love seeing the close up pictures. Bernie

bernie said...

The whole piece is beautiful front and back, love seeing the close up pictures. Bernie

Belinda said...

Kris is soooo lucky!! The back is just as awesome as the front. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work Marcia.

Ullhärvan said...

It's beautiful!

krislovesfabric said...

All your comment makers are right I am a lucky girl! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful artistry, what a beautiful result from the collaboration! I just posted on my blog this afternoon.

Fiona said...

Beautiful quilting... really adds a lot of dimension.... so great to see the process too... thanks.
Hugz

Linda said...

This makes the finished piece so beautiful and special...lucky girl !

Hillbilly Tonya said...

I do think that I would like raw edge applique if I could do that. As it is mine turns out terrible when I try to attach it down.

Absolutely stunning is what this work of art is!

Carrie P. said...

totally awesome. the quilting sure did make the quilt come alive.

Linda said...

The quilt and the quilting is beautiful. Kris is a dear friend of mine and I can't wait to see the quilt in person. Your thread painting is amazing!

Vesuviusmama said...

What a wonderful job on a gorgeous quilt!

Marjo B-W said...

You've done a great job for Kris!!! You can see the quilt coming alive, just beautiful!
Best, Marjo B-W
mbwquilts.blogspot.com

mississippi artist said...

Such beautiful work you do. They are truly works of art!

Richard Healey said...

You do amazing work.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

njerzgal said...

What a beautiful piece! The applique was gorgeous before, and just stunning after. I love the rooster.