Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday's Wanderings #21 - Quilt Market

 

The highlight of my week was definitely my trip to Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City.  And the vision that is burned in my memory and still brings a smile to my face, is Michael Miller's circus themed booth.


I still wonder how those elephants made the trip.

I really enjoy making these little blocks.  I giggle to myself when I add 3-dimensional details like the elephants' collars and ears.


You can really see the stitching.  I do like using the blanket stitch to stitch down fusible appliques.  Rayon thread adds a nice sheen.  The 30 wt Sulky thread is my preference.  It's a little thicker than the traditional Sulky.  (The lower the number, the thicker the thread.)

For pieces that will not be laundered, I found a great assortment of foam letters at the crafts store.  I use them to add letters or words.  They have a sticky back which is perfect for holding them in place while being stitched down.


I added the M for Michael Miller. 
They really do make wonderful fabric.


 


11 comments:

  1. This piece is adorable, Cheryl!

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  2. this is too cute! did you email them a picture?? you totally should, it's so cute and well made and what an inspiration

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  3. OMG! I can't believe how perfectly you've captured those whimsical and adorable elephants! What a perfect block to capture the week. You keep me in awe Cheryl.

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  4. Love your block...great choice of fabrics and embellishments too! Really captures the essence of your photo! So playful! I agree, you should email them a photo of your block.

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  5. Those elephants are so fun and love the appliqué of them, wonderful piece.

    Debbie

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  6. You are such a wiz! Love your elephants.

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  7. Great elephants, they were my favorite from your pictures.
    I also happen to love MM fabric too!

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  8. Michael Miller's elephants were an inspired idea! What a great visual and who would forget it? You should definitely send them a photo of your block :)

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  9. I loved MM's elephants too. Very cute booth. Thanks for sharing.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  10. Soooo fun!!! Love the details you've added & the quilting stitches suit it perfectly!!

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