Monday, November 05, 2007

Too. Much. Fun!

Tonight I got to start on my Meeses project. I read all the directions for the Steam-A-Seam 2, and the Moose Amigos pattern....and then I just jumped in!

After I got the pieces cut, placed and measured them three (or ten) times, I ironed them on.

Then my Janome 9500 and I got some "bonding" accomplished and I got to know stitch #40 (applique).

(click to enlarge pix)

It doesn't show as much as I would like on the moose bodies, but it shows at the bottom of the middle moose's dress! It will show on other parts also, because I will pick a contrasting thread on purpose to make it stand out a bit. I am sure I'll get a bit more accurate with the stitch, in time, also. This is a fun piece to learn on.

Meeses! I am loving the applique process. Sew much fun to be little time!


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for putting your thoughts and quilts online for me to view and ooh & aah at. I specifically went looking for a pattern for the flannel brick quilt by F&P and found your site. I cannot find my copy of the magazine and I would love to make one. Can you furnish me with the size of the bricks and how many, etc? Thank you. I don't know how to reach you other than leaving it here. Pamela

Joy said...

Hi Pamela! Thanks for stopping by! As best I can recall the blocks were in the neighborhood of 3"x6" finished....I have heard of some that used larger bricks, and I think you could adapt it to your material, etc. Unfortunately my copy of the magazine is at a friend's house right now, but I also recall it took 24 quarter yards or 12 half yards for the size that we made which was perfect for the guy (adult) we made it for. My daughter is making one, and she just cut pieces and laid it on the floor until she pronounced it "big enough" for the girlfriend she's making it for (and that friend's 4-year-old) so they can curl up with it and read together. She bought the 12 half yards, and had LOTS left over, even though she made it larger than the original pattern. I am planning to make a quilt out of her leftovers to donate somewhere for a teen boy. The one my daughter is making is pictured (in progress) in my October 19th entry. I have a picture of it laid out on the floor in pieces I could post also, if that would be helpful. Happy quilting!
JoyBMTS at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info. I am planning to make it for a older gentleman in TX out of "manly" cottons. Once I figure out how to do this blog thing, I will send you a link and pix once finished. As always, I have found quilters to be the most helpful warm people. A blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours. Pamela