|Cindy and her new quilt!!! :^)|
And the winner is: Cindy and Mike of the Road Maggots!!!
They decided to run an auction for the quilt instead of raffle tickets. The winning bid was $550.00!!!! WOW!! And they both really seem to love the quilt! I am so glad and relieved that it is going to a home where it will be cherished!!!
So I came up with the idea for this quilt back in July when we were given the lessons of free motion quilting using a tile concept from Angela Walters. I had sketched out the skull and cobwebs on a 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" sticky note and put it away for later use. And then this event came up and I thought, "Perfect!!"
My first skull was good, but my husband said it wasn't mean or scary enough. So I redid his eyes to be a little more stern looking.
The Harley Davidson skull cap was also an after thought. I had planned on putting the Harley emblem somewhere on the quilt and cobweb it in. Then last Monday, I thought I would just put it on his forehead, kind of as a joke, and it occurred to me that he needed a skull cap. I quickly cut out a piece of black fabric in the shape of the top of his head and put the emblem on top of that and it was, well, just meant to be!!!
I knew I wanted to quilt the flames in the outer boarder, but when I did that, the lighter border seemed to really clash with it. So I added the 1/4" black bias to separate the two, and it worked. Thank goodness. I was getting pretty upset by then!!! That was yesterday!!! I was up until 2 am working on the quilt, then got up at 6:30 this morning and worked another 2 hours on it. I think I have about 30-40 hours of work on this little quilt that measures 32.5" X 32.5".
So here is a little photo trip through the creating, sewing, quilting of "Run For A Brother".
|Choices, choices, choices!!! Which skull to go with?? Hmmmmmm???|
|Now I have to decide which mouth?|
|Layered and ready to pin.|
|All pinned and ready to quilt.|
|Working on his teeth.|
|Nasal Surgery!!! Quilting in his nose actually!!|
|Starting the cobweb tiles.|
|Checking out the placement for the bike!!|
|It looks so much better with the skull cap on!!|
|More quilting done|
|Stitching the bike. I used a tear-away stabilizer which I will NEVER do again!! It was very hard to tear it all away. Next time I will use Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy!!!!|
|More quilting done and still much more to do!|
|Close up of the finished bike.|
|There are 4 spiders hidden around the quilt.|
|Free motion quilting the flames.|
|Done with the flames! WHEW!!!!|
|The label on the back :^)|
|Sweet!!! Love all the bikes!!!|
|Notice the quilt in the background? The auction is about to commmence!!|
|My son Drew, his wife Jessica and her mom Jackie!!!|
Take care everyone, Happy Quilting and keep those needles sharp. Later. Martha