Monday, October 25, 2010

Quilt remix

I did a lot of sewing this weekend!  My local Husqvarna Viking dealer hosts a Christmas quilt competition every year where the winners win gift certificates to the store.  I've never entered before and hadn't thought about making a Christmas quilt for this year's competition. After a convincing e-mail from one of the store's employees (thanks, Bunny!) I decided to go for it. She suggested I tweak my Delightful Tweets e-Pattern
 (which is now available as an immediate download e-pattern) into something more Christmas-y and enter it.  I sat at my netbook, opened up EQ7 and after a few (well, about 15....) minutes here is what I came up with....

compare it to the original, Delightful Tweets:
I think I did good!  What do you think?
I added some snow using the same technique I used in this mini quilt
I don't know where the idea came from but I puffed up the birdie to make him more 3-dimensional, too. 
It's kinda like trapunto... I think.
I'll be honest... I don't really know what trapunto  is or how its done but I know that whenever someone points to a quilt and says something about trapunto it has areas that puff out.  So, I'm guessing this is close. 

 I'm not in love with the fabrics I used but I had to make do with what I had!  
Another stash buster project!  Gotta love those!

p.s.-  The original Delightful Tweets e-Pattern is available for sale in my shop as an immediate download.  That means no waiting.  As soon as you pay you'll be redirected to the download link.
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