Thursday, November 8, 2012

Snoopy Beginnings...

After many years of frustration, tears, and prayers my good friend Melanie is having her first baby! She wants a snoopy themed nursery so I began planning a baby quilt for her. Here is the fabric I found at the Hershey Quilt show. Isn't is perfect for a Snoopy quilt?  It's called Down Under by Mint Blossom. I also gathered a bunch of different solids to go along with them.
 Next I decided to be crazy and try my hand at what people are calling 'thread painting'. I found pictures online, printed them out the size I wanted and traced the design onto the white fabric.  I used an iron on stabilizer and then just free motion stitched all around.  I think it looks like it was drawn on which I actually like. I have four other pictures to do.
I just ordered a few new colors of Robert Kaufman Kona solids from Pink Castle Fabrics which came in the mail Monday!  Azure, Jade Green, Bahama Blue, Candy Green, and Cactus.  These could be contenders for my Mystery Row Quilt Along!

Happy sewing friends!



9patchnurse said...

Kathleen, your Snoopy turned out great!! I love it and I need to try that. Love those purty solids too.

Scrapatches said...

I love this! <3 The fabric caught my eye because I also bought these same Down Under fabrics at a quilt show. And I love Snoopy! Thanks sew much for the thread painting how-to idea. I am going to have to try that sometime soon. Sew looking forward to seeing the baby quilt you make with these fabrics. Pretty colored solids, too ... :) Pat

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