Saturday, February 20, 2016

A Vacation At Home

This week for Project Quilting, we were to be inspired by the word "Vacation".  I decided to base my quilt on a vacation at home.  I remember years ago they used to call them "Stay Vacations".

We live out in the country up in a hill. We are surrounded with beautiful pine trees.  When we look out our windows, we feel like we are on vacation all the time. I decided to make a thread painted quilt of us looking out the window.

If you look close you can see a raccoon in the yard.

I also took a photo out the window of my quilting studio of the deer in our yard.

I used the raw edge applique' method and thread painted on the pieces.  I stitched together, randomly, creams and white prints for the background.

It needed a border. 

I added a couple more trees and silhouettes of us. 

I selected to use 2 layers of batting.  I use Hobbs brand batting on all my quilts.  The top layer is washable wool and the bottom layer is 80/20 batting.  The top layer gives it the fluff and the bottom layer gives it some firmness.

I quilted the background with a cream and white thread.  First with cream and then with white.  I think it makes it look like a snowy hill.

Next I quilted/thread painted the trees with a green thread and then white thread on the trees to appear like snow on them. I quilted with black thread on the brown trunks and black thread on the borders and the silhouettes.

I am pleased with the results. I really enjoyed the challenge this week.

Here's a few up close photos.

I stitched in my name --- Marcia and 2016 on the side.

I flipped it over so you can see the backside.

I will be linking up for Project Quilting over a Persimon Dreams Blog for this week's challenge.

Hop over and check out all the quilts created in one week.

Enjoy your evening!



Michele said...

Very nice!

Shasta Matova said...

This is great! It looks nice from the back as well a the front. I take a lot of stay-cations too. I find them more relaxing than actual vacations.

gpc said...

What a great project -- so creative of you! I love it! (and your hair looks FABulous, by the way! :)

Maite - vitoma said...

Magnífico trabajo.

Janet Hartje said...

Thanks for the great explanation. I really like how you did the background, it looks woven. Nice view!

Sandy Panagos said...

Wow! That turned out great. I can never come up with an idea. You are such a clever concept artist. Love your work.